Tag Archives: Windermere

B.C. continues to bolster rural Internet access

The provincial government today announced that $1.1 million in grants has been approved for a second wave of nine projects funded through the province-wide Connecting British Columbia program. The program will benefit more than 80 B.C. communities located in rural … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Many thanks to the community On Saturday Cram the Cruiser and Windermere/Fairmont fire departments conducted a four-hour food bank drive blitz. We raised numerous boxes of food items along with over $360 cash. Our thanks for … > Read More

Posted in Canal Flats, Columbia Valley, Featured, Invermere, News, Radium | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Halloween alert Let’s make sure the costumes allow for good visibility for the kids. Drivers, be extra vigilante for excited ghosts and goblins wondering the streets in the dark. Assault halted At 9:40 p.m. on Oct. … > Read More

Posted in Canal Flats, Columbia Valley, Featured, Invermere, News, Radium | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Deer brake rear-ender At 9 a.m. on Oct. 17, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment attended to a two-vehicle collision on 7th Ave. near Pot Hole Park involving a 2014 Ford braking for a deer being rear ended … > Read More

Posted in Canal Flats, Columbia Valley, Featured, Invermere, News, Radium | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

14th East Kootenay Wine Festival Nov. 7

The 14th annual East Kootenay Wine Festival is being held November 7 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Join in on ‘Corkscrews & Canapes’ on Saturday, November 7 at 6.30 p.m. With over 50 wineries and more than 200 wines to taste, … > Read More

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Columbia Valley, Featured, Travel & Tourism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Bear around We have a bear hanging out in the 4000 block of Windermere Road. Ensure your garbage is secure. Homeowners shone a strong light on the bear. Bear didn’t like that but wondered off. Unlocked … > Read More

Posted in Canal Flats, Columbia Valley, Featured, Invermere, News, Radium | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A rookie pilot’s nightmare

By Elinor Florence Windermere’s Leo Richer was a Lancaster bomber pilot in the Second World War. I was fortunate enough to interview him before his death, and he gave me a copy of his own memoir, called I Flew the … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Kootenay Life, Views | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another glorious Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival

The 16th Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival was held in the Windermere Elementary School field Saturday, Sept. 12. Once again the fair was blessed with spectacular late summer weather, with deep blue skies and plenty of sunshine. Numbers seemed to … > Read More

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Columbia Valley, Featured, Travel & Tourism | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lady Orchid keeps our Canadian Lancaster aloft

By Elinor Florence There’s still one iconic Canadian Lancaster bomber in the air, flying out of Hamilton, Ontario – and the man indirectly responsible for the rebirth of the old aircraft was former Lancaster pilot Ron Jenkins. His daughter Deb … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Kootenay Life, Views | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sweet 16 for Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival

The 16th Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival will be held at the Windermere Community Hall and Windermere Elementary School field this Saturday, Sept. 12. Running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the festival features a full day of entertainment. … > Read More

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Columbia Valley, Featured, Travel & Tourism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment