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Fresh snow draped Panorama Mountain Resort on Monday

Winter brings first snowstorm of the new year to valley

No major traffic issues, skiers enjoy fresh snow at Panorama and Fairmont

Fresh snow draped Panorama Mountain Resort on Monday
The Whiteway Winter Festival at Kinsmen Beach on Saturday

Valley Life Photo Gallery (January 7th 2015)

Life in the Columbia Valley. Pictures of people and places in the valley that made it into the Invermere Valley Echo.

  • Jan 6, 2015
The Whiteway Winter Festival at Kinsmen Beach on Saturday
The Peppi's bike near Blue Dog on 7th Avenue is downtown Invermere was almost invisible after Sunday's snowstorm.

Snowed in? Who is and who isn’t?

The Invermere Valley Echo wants to see the best photo from yesterday's snow storm and is giving away a $25 Canadian Tire gift certificate!

  • Jan 5, 2015
The Peppi's bike near Blue Dog on 7th Avenue is downtown Invermere was almost invisible after Sunday's snowstorm.

Special warning issued by Avalanche Canada

The Purcell Mountains have "had a complex early season snowpack,"

The 2015 Christmas Shopping Spree  winner Natalie Forrest and Ray with Valley Foods staff

Christmas Shopping Spree winner splurges

The Valley Echo’s second annual Christmas Shopping Spree contest was won by Natalie Forrest

The 2015 Christmas Shopping Spree  winner Natalie Forrest and Ray with Valley Foods staff
Year In Review 2014

Valley Life Photo Gallery (December 31th 2014)

Pictures of people and places in the valley that made it into the paper in the year 2014

  • Dec 30, 2014
Year In Review 2014
Some of Dan Walton’s favourite shots taken in 2014.Illuminated homes and the night sky made for a scenic portrait of the CastleRock neighbourhood in the spring.

Valley Life Photo Gallery (December 31th 2014) Dan Walton Favorites

Photos By Dan Walton taken over the year 2014 that made it into the Valley Echo.

Some of Dan Walton’s favourite shots taken in 2014.Illuminated homes and the night sky made for a scenic portrait of the CastleRock neighbourhood in the spring.
Little tyke Jake  Hildes shares a special moment with jolly St. Nick in Santa’s Cabin at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on Saturday

Valley Life Photo Gallery (December 24th 2014)

pictures of People, places and events in the columbia valley that made it into the Valley Echo Newspaper

  • Dec 24, 2014
Little tyke Jake  Hildes shares a special moment with jolly St. Nick in Santa’s Cabin at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on Saturday
Open Doors work experience students (left to right) Andrew Strain (Grade 12)

Open Doors students help out ICAN as part of work experience program

First year of ICAN-Open Doors collaboration proves successful

Open Doors work experience students (left to right) Andrew Strain (Grade 12)

Owner almost loses ice fishing shack to lake

A veteran Lake Windermere ice fishing shack owner is warning others to stay off the ice after he nearly lost his shack last week.

Soccer stars (from left to right) Linnea Wrajez

Valley soccer players showcased in Seattle

Three local girls were selected to attend the Star Fire Showcase Soccer Tournament in Seattle at the end of November.

Soccer stars (from left to right) Linnea Wrajez
Anna Stevens sends a rock down the ice during the Invermere Curling Club’s first Turkey Bonspiel in almost a decade on Sunday

Valley Life Photo Gallery (December 17th 2014)

Photos of people and events in the valley that made it into the Dec 17th issue.

  • Dec 16, 2014
Anna Stevens sends a rock down the ice during the Invermere Curling Club’s first Turkey Bonspiel in almost a decade on Sunday
The Eileen Madson Primary school choir sang a few songs during the annual Valley Voices community choir Christmas concert at Christ Church Trinity on Saturday

Valley Life Photo Gallery (December 10th 2014)

Pictures of places, people, and events in the Columbia Valley that made it into the Vallley Echo Paper.

  • Dec 9, 2014
The Eileen Madson Primary school choir sang a few songs during the annual Valley Voices community choir Christmas concert at Christ Church Trinity on Saturday

Columbia Lake winter celebration planned

Celebrate winter fun with the Nature Conservancy of Canada on December 14th.

  • Dec 8, 2014
Directors of the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network present Columbia Basin Trust with the 2014 Award of Excellence in Environmental Education and Communication. In photo back (left to right) Susie MacDonald

CBT gets environmental award

Trust nominated by local environmental education group

Directors of the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network present Columbia Basin Trust with the 2014 Award of Excellence in Environmental Education and Communication. In photo back (left to right) Susie MacDonald

Valley Life Photo Gallery December 3rd 2014

Pictures from the Valley Echo of people and places in the Columbia Valley.

  • Dec 3, 2014
Jordie Kirk with Canfor Radium and Katrina Dutkiewcz warm up inside Crazy Soles before stripping down and running through the frigid streets of Invermere on Sunday

OUR TOWN: Canfor moustache growers

Some hairy-lipped local Canfor employees are helping the company’s Movember fundraising team to be among the top in Canada.

Jordie Kirk with Canfor Radium and Katrina Dutkiewcz warm up inside Crazy Soles before stripping down and running through the frigid streets of Invermere on Sunday

Councillor Hawes thanked by mayor, fellow councillors at final meeting

Accessibility discussed at final meeting of current Invermere council.

Valley Life Photo Gallery

Pictures in the Valley Echo of community members doing all kinds of fun stuff for the winter

  • Nov 25, 2014
Invermere resident Claude Campbell poses for a snap with his wife Shirley

Invermere resident honoured with book dedication

The World Federalist Movement dedicated its latest publication to local resident Claude Campbell.

Invermere resident Claude Campbell poses for a snap with his wife Shirley