Tag Archives: Mayor Gerry Taft

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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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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Council avoids stirring the farmers market pot

By Chris Conway A suggestion by Invermere’s mayor to invite the Windermere Farmers’ Institute to participate in the downtown farmer’s market did not find support with council at its last meeting on June 9. Mayor Gerry Taft had received a … > 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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DOI council defines ALR public consultation process

By Chris Conway A routine resolution to give readings to the proposed Development Approvals and Fees Bylaw sparked a council discussion about how the District of Invermere will fulfill a public consultation promise from the recent official community plan (OCP) … > Read More

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Extended deadline passes and park still behind schedule

By Chris Conway As the extended deadline for completion of hard surfaces at Invermere’s Cenotaph Park passed, the work was again behind schedule this week District of Invermere chief administrative officer Chris Prosser promised council on May 12 that although … > Read More

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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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