Tag Archives: Mayor Gerry Taft

Something big this way comes says NCC

By Chris Conway Nancy Newhouse appeared before District of Invermere council Jan. 12 to give a presentation on behalf of The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Newhouse told council that NCC’s mission is to protect areas of natural diversity for … > Read More

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District Council News

By Chris Conway The District of Invermere held its first council meeting of the new year last Tuesday (January 12). Imagine Invermere Councillor Paul Denchuk reported to council that the Imagine Invermere committee had recently lost three members. Denchuk stated … > Read More

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RDEK celebrates 50th anniversary

By Ian Cobb e-KNOW The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) turned 50 Nov. 30. Established in 1965 to provide local government services for rural areas between municipalities, the RDEK has come a long way. That was made abundantly clear … > Read More

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Storm in coffee cup forces mayor from meeting

By Chris Conway A storm in a coffee cup forced District of Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft out of council chambers Sept. 8 while council reviewed a series of bylaw complaints made against his business. The mayor declared a conflict of … > Read More

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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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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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