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2013 – the year in pictures

2013 – PART TWO The following are images that we feel capture some of the essence of what occurred throughout the East Kootenay in 2013. Photos contained in this collection were mostly shot/arranged by Ian Cobb and Carrie Schafer of … > Read More

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2013 – the year in pictures

2013 PART ONE Once we begin digging back into the past year’s image files, it never ceases to boggle the mind how many we publish each year; thousands of ‘em. As per newspapering tradition, an annual retrospective is a must. … > Read More

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Windermere’s Peepre given Order of Canada

Windermere’s Juri Peepre, Chair of Wildsight’s Regional Board, has been recognized along with 90 other high-profile Canadians with one of the nation’s highest honours: membership in the Order of Canada. The award “recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or … > Read More

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Students have banner time saying why they love the mountains

December 11 was the International Day of the Mountain and Columbia Valley students celebrated by asking: Why do we love our mountains? The leadership class at David Thompson Secondary School and Wildsight Invermere partnered to find an artistic way to … > Read More

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Strong turnout for Defend our Climate rally

There was a good turnout for the Defend our Climate, Defend our Communities rally Nov. 16, with the Invermere group’s photo making it into the top 12 picks http://www.defendourclimate.ca/2013/11/12-photos-prove-today-awesome/. The Invermere rally was organized by Windermere resident Luana Gillies. Photo … > Read More

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CANFOR outlines plans during Horsethief tour

By Pat Morrow Local residents recently joined CANFOR professional foresters and biologists on a field trip along Horsethief Creek to learn more about current forest harvesting practices and the company’s development plans in the region. Members of the Public Advisory … > Read More

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Mt. Robson Centennial Climbing Camp a success

Submitted by the Conrad Kain Centennial Society A hundred years after Conrad Kain, the Alpine Club of Canada’s first mountain guide, led his intrepid clients to the top of Mt. Robson (3954 m), his feat was commemorated during a special … > Read More

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Numa fire remains static

The Numa Creek wildfire in Kootenay National Park remains contained at 80 hectares in size and continues to be monitored by Parks Canada staff. There has been no significant precipitation on the fire within the last week, leaving all existing … > Read More

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Numa fire contained in drainage

Parks Canada’s Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay field unit (LLYK) reports that the Numa Creek wildfire is being contained in the upper drainage and it remains about 80 hectares in size. “Following a successful back burning operation last week, accompanied … > Read More

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Requiem for a Glacier followed by checkpoint

From a symphonic ode to the glaciers of the central Purcell Mountains to a “checkpoint”, the campaign to fight for the upper Jumbo Valley and adjacent mountains and glaciers continues west of Invermere and Radium Hot Springs. On July 27-28, … > Read More

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