Andrea Klassen

The importance of awareness

Part two of a continuing series profiling people with brain injuries in our community.

Question Period

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald spent October 12 taking questions about breaking into politics, MLA salaries and more.

District council votes for pay hike

The prize for winners of November's municipal election in Invermere just got a little sweeter.

Thanksgiving for 500

Justin Atterbury and Ryan "Butter" Karl get ready for the Rocky River Grill's third annual Feed the Valley Thanksgiving dinner October 10. To prepare for the annual food bank fundraiser, volunteers cooked 33 turkeys and 450 lbs of potatoes. Last year's event brought out 500 people and raised more than $5,000.

SD6 trustee race wide open

A single trustee from the Windermere zone is seeking re-election in the next set of elections for the Rocky Mountain school district.

Inner tubing joins this year’s winter sport lineup

Panorama Mountain Village is adding another downhill activity to its winter lineup.

Hall hopes to connect community with run at Area G directorship

With nine years on the Rocky Mountain School District's board on her resume, Edgewater-based trustee Roberta Hall says it's time to move on to another level of politics.

Council hopeful looking to trade board chair for DOI seat

After four terms as a trustee for the Rocky Mountain School District, current board chair Greg Anderson is setting his sights on a seat at the District of Invermere council table.

Breathing Easier

Royal Canadian Branch no. 71 service officer Louise Collier and poppy chairman Howie Williams present Invermere fire chief Roger Ekman with a cheque for $558 from the chapter's Poppy Fund.

Spreading the Love

Students at David Thompson Secondary School wore pink to school September 28 to show their support for anti-bullying measures. The school holds an anti-bullying day every September.

In praise of salmon

The first annual Columbia Salmon Festival wrapped up Saturday, October 1 with an afternoon of ceremonies and festivities in James Chabot Park.

The Powder Highway: a love letter to Kootenay ski culture

Powder Highway producer Vance Shaw is the first to admit his latest ski flick isn't meant to be "the most righteous film ever."

ESL program seeks new valley tutors

When Regina Sanchez first moved to Canada in 2007 from Colombia she was told by an employer in Calgary she wouldn't be hired because her English wasn't strong enough.

Breakfast Club returns to Laird

As the smell of bacon and pancakes wafted through the halls of J.A. Laird elementary school the morning of September 27, excited whispers started to pour out of classrooms.

Enrollment still in decline in Rocky Mountain school district

The student population in School District 6 declined once again this year, but superintendent Paul Carriere says the drop is not as steep as it has been in previous years — or as the district initially projected coming into the 2011-12 school year.

Third cougar euthanized

About a month after two cougars were euthanized in the Columbia Valley, a third cougar was put down in the Edgewater area.

Nominations open for local elections

Council and mayoral hopefuls across the valley have a little over a week to declare their intent to run in November.

Up in smoke at Redstreak

Firefighters make their way through the grassland as smoke curls down the side of Redstreak Mountain on the afternoon of September 30.

Camp Green goes dark

Contractors wrapped up work at Farnham Glacier September 21, removing all traces of the campsite except for a small wooden safety hut used by RK Heli-ski.

Another Step Forward

Windermere Elementary School held its annual Terry Fox run over the noon hour September 23. School principal Steve Bentley has promised students he would wear a Canucks jersey to school