Andrea Klassen

Musicians break out the tunes for food bank

Local artists will once again pass the hat at Lakeside Pub during the annual Lakeside Musicians Food Bank Benefit on December 18.

Show us your lights!

The Valley Echo wants to know about your Christmas decorations.

New adventures for big kids at public library

Kids in Grades 5 to 7 have a new reason to check out the Invermere Public Library, starting December 7.

Local BC Libs pick new president, look to 2013

Local BC Liberals are working on an aggressive campaign to take back a riding the party hasn't won since 2001

All fed up

Hundreds of dinners were given out in exchange for food bank donations at this year's Feed the Town.

A green Christmas?

Holiday economic forecasts are rosy compared to 2010, but local businesses say they'll wait and see.

Paralympic athletes to compete at Panorama

"I think it'll open the eyes of the valley," says former national paralympic team member Nick Brush.

Valley in pictures: Skate with Santa

Young skaters hit the ice at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena this Saturday to do some laps with St. Nick.

Christmas season still tight for many in the valley

As the holiday countdown begins, the Christmas Bureau is reporting need in the valley will likely match last year's record highs.

Human-bear conflict down in Invermere and Radium

As the local Bear Aware program wraps up its first year, community co-ordinator Crystal Leonard is celebrating this year's statistics.

Dwarves and Drama spice up the holidays

A cast of local dancers bring their version of Snow White to the David Thompson Secondary School stage December 3.

Forestry partnership aims to create wealth

An Edgewater sawmill is teaming up with the Akisqnuknik first nation in a plan to bring more forestry jobs back to the Columbia Valley.

Eat dinner, help the food bank as Feed the Town returns

Can't wait for Christmas dinner? Enjoy the first holiday meal of the season when Feed the Town returns to Copper Point Golf Course.

Taft back for round four

He's secured another term at the District of Invermere's helm, now Gerry Taft will be one of few familiar faces on the next council.

Fresh faces dominate District of Invermere council

Voters in Saturday's local government elections have returned one incumbent councillor to her seat, and added three new faces to the table.

Jumbo economic criticism ‘preposterous’ — Costello

Glacier Resorts Ltd. vice president responds to latest round of anti-Jumbo action.

Jumbo day of activity marks Qat’muk anniversary

"We knew we had the support of our ancestors with us... It was the most powerful thing I have every witnessed and I ever became a part of."

Relay for Life extends hours for 2012

Changes are coming to one of the Columbia Valley's biggest annual cancer fundraisers.

Dry Gulch’s pass could be Wilmer’s gain

About $1.8 million in water upgrade funding originally earmarked for Dry Gulch could be used to fund projects in Wilmer and Spur Valley.

The moustache gets it

Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac says goodbye to 30 years of facial hair as the Columbia Valley RCMP hit their $1,000 Movember fundraising target.