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East Kootenay politicians to visit the Columbia Valley
A chance to showcase the Columbia Valley to politicians from every corner of the Kootenays is underway.
Editorial: Change is afoot
When I came to the Columbia Valley to assume the position of editor for The Valley Echo, I was excited to head up my new project.
Golden showcases global films in a small town setting
The filmmaking talents of a few Invermere locals will be on display this Saturday (February 2) at the 5th annual Golden Film Festival.
Race against yourself in the Starlight Challenge
Annual competition at Fairmont Hot Springs ski hill based on consistency, not speed
Editorial: Slippery slope
It's such a tragedy when a young person loses his or her life.
Village of Canal Flats sets date for by-election
April 6 has been slated as the date for the by-election.
Premier Clark revisits auditor general decision
Clark's proposed two-year extension welcomed by NDP MLA and Liberal candidate for Columbia River-Revelstoke.
Editorial: Any publicity is good publicity
It only goes to show what a hot topic B.C.'s upcoming provincial election has become...
New wheels for Invermere fire rescue squad
New aquisition for local fire department has saved taxpayers $170,000.
Suspects arrested in relation to Fairmont condo fire
A 20-year-old female from Fairmont Hot Springs and a 25-year-old male from Invermere have been arrested and charged.
Old recreation service area shoulders additional costs for Canal Flats Arena
The Columbia Valley directors are keeping the old Canal Flats service area around until debt relieved
Columbia Basin Trust to offer grant writing workshop in Invermere
CBT is offering workshops in eight locations this winter that are designed to take the intimidation out of grant writing applications
Snowflake Festival at Panorama ties in Avalanche Awareness Days
Winter is here but the festivals celebrating it haven’t even begun, although this is about to change.
Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors welcomes Deck as chair
Outgoing CBT's board chair Garry Merkel has been replaced by Jumbo Glacier Resort mayor Greg Deck
London Olympics performer coming to Invermere
A superstar DJ who played a video set at the 2012 London Olympics is bringing his show to Invermere.
Eagle Ranch closes for renovations
One of the Columbia Valley’s world class dining experiences has unexpectedly closed down for the remainder of the winter season.
Invermere fire chief, firefighter honoured
Two longtime members of Invermere Fire Rescue next to receive Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Phase-out pennies being collected by Invermere daycare
A local day care is using Canada’s phasing out of the penny to raise money for a new outdoor playground structure.
Ice fishing shack on Lake Windermere catches fire
A sudden fire in an ice fishing shack on Lake Windermere near the Invermere Bay Condos received a flood of attention.
Editorial: Child poverty
The Windermere Teachers' Association has brought an important cause to the public's attention.