Tag Archives: Mayor Gerry Taft

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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Full costs awarded to DOI

The District of Invermere (DOI) has been awarded full costs in a BC Supreme Court challenge against it over its urban deer cull. Mayor Gerry Taft noted on Facebook, “Earlier today (Jan. 31) BC Supreme Court Madam Justice Gropper ruled … > Read More

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Dear Victoria, please deal with your deer

e-KNOW Editorial By Ian Cobb Are you ready for another few chapters in the urban deer control story unfolding across B.C. in 2014? More and more municipal councils across the province are contending with questions about how to deal with … > Read More

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IDPS going to Appeal Court over deer

Just when the District of Invermere thought it was safe to get down to the brass tacks of town infrastructure and management, with the 2014 budget up for discussion, it must again contend with urban deer. The Invermere Deer Protection … > Read More

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MLA supports call for urban deer management funding

Local governments are continuing to struggle with management of urban deer with little help from the provincial government, and this is absolutely unacceptable, says Columbia River – Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald. “For years I have been asking the provincial government … > Read More

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