Spring is here — probably

Dare I say spring is here? Seems like we had it every second day last week.

It’s the end of the month… we are almost officially through a quarter of 2012. Dare I say spring is here? Seems like we had it every second day last week and by this time next week we’ll be into April shower mode. I bought some bulbs for some reason last week — if you know me very well, that’s quite confusing. Gardening is definitely not my forte but I must be optimistic about something. Wish me and my gladioli well!

Early April brings Easter this year. Please make note that in order for our staff to enjoy the holiday, our office will be closed on Friday, April 6 and the display advertising deadline for the April 11 paper will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. We will be open as usual on Easter Monday, April 9 for our classified deadline at 10:30 a.m.

Also coming up in April is something really fun… The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue is returning to Invermere. Boy did we laugh last year during the workshop these wonderful women put on! It was one of those events that you had to be at in order to understand, so I hope all you ladies that missed out last year will get registered so you don’t miss it again. This is one of the most liberating and enjoyable workshops you will ever attend. There is no age limit on who will get a kick (almost literally) out of this event.

Is Windermere Valley Golf Course open? Well, when I last spoke to Dale he said tomorrow (Thursday, March 29) was going to be the day. I know that all depends on the weather, but what I saw over the weekend was all helpful so I’d suggest giving them a call to see if you can be one of the first on the course this season. I know the other courses in the valley won’t be far behind.

Personally I’d like it to warm up a wee bit in order to make the game a little more enjoyable, but I know there are die-hards among you that will say, put your gloves and coat on and get out there. Enjoy your game!

Marilyn Berry is publisher of The Valley Echo.

Just Posted

The end of an Echo
The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

Princeton wildfire phots courtesy of Debbie Lyon.
UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers
VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

Aerial view south of Williams Lake Friday afternoon shows dry lightning storm passing over, leaving fire starts behind. Lightning sparked more than 100 new fires Friday. (Black Press)
VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017
DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase
59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

(Flickr/Andreas Eldh)
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage
Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds
UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Photo by: WeissPaarz.com
Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert
UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

A university study finds that about nine per cent of Canada’s Grade 11 and 12 students – roughly 66,000 teens – have driven within an hour of drinking and 9.4 per cent drove after using marijuana.                                 Photo: Now-
Leader file
One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records
Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read