Tag Archives: Mayor Gerry Taft

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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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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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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No intent to be sneaky says Invermere Mayor

By Chris Conway They came ready to rumble. Two and a half hours later most left with a restored yet still cautious faith in their local government. On Tuesday evening (March 17) about 40 people attended a public hearing in … > Read More

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Stetski endorsed by a number of Kootenay politicians

Kootenay-Columbia NDP members March 15 welcomed a full house of supporters who signed up to participate in the upcoming election campaign. “The message sent by the people of this area was clear today,” said Kootenay-Columbia NDP candidate Wayne Stetski. “People reject … > Read More

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Funds provided to boost accessibility

Six regional projects focusing on improving accessibility for people with disabilities received $140,723 in funding from Hon. Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development. Bergen made the announcement in the City of Cranbrook council chambers this morning (August 20) … > Read More

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Whiteway captures Guinness World Record title

The Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club has placed the Columbia Valley in the Guinness World Book of Records. On May 28, Guinness confirmed to District of Invermere Councillor and area business owner Justin Atterbury that the Whiteway, a 34.5-km trail … > Read More

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Funding approved for Canal Flats Arena upgrades

But second request denied The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors Feb. 14 approved $140,500 in capital funding for additional insulation and drainage at the Canal Flats Arena. The funds are to be paid by the Canal Flats … > Read More

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