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Invermere Need a guide to the Columbia Valley?

The 91sheep website is the flock-promoting community link created by Thea Hansen of Edgewater, B.C.

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Invermere, Developments, Environment A showcase for sustainable solutions

Bill Swan, who is the owner of Greenman Sustainable Solutions in Invermere, worked with the District of Invermere to incorporate four state-of-the-art renewable-energy systems in the design of the new Kinsmen Beach Amenity Building on Lake Windermere.

by Kisten Armleder
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Invermere, Developments, Environment Building up the beach

The District of Invermere has constructed a brand new 1,830-square-foot amenity building at Kinsmen Beach and it is designed to stay open all year long.

Three-storey housing complex for seniors in Invermere, B.C.
Invermere, Developments Graduated care for seniors

Phase 1 of Invermere's Columbia Garden Village, administered by Golden Life Management, is in full use; construction of Phase 2 has begun.

Sydney-Anne Porter of AG Valley Foods in Invermere was recognized with a 2012 Kootenay Women in Business award presented by Keith Powell.
Invermere Kootenay Influential Women in Business Awards: Congratulations, Sydney-Anne Porter

East Kootenay Influential Women in Business Awards 2012 Winner: Sydney-Anne Porter, AG Valley Foods, Invermere.

Stephanie and Aaron Van de Kemp, owners of Cleanline Automotive in Invermere, B.C.
Invermere, Environment Cleanline Automotive finds green alternatives

Stephanie and Aaron Van de Kemp presented their first “baby,” Cleanline Automotive, to the public on April 11, 2012—and they have an actual baby due in June.

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Invermere, Cuisine, Environment, Retail Solar-powered coffee?

Solar systems can save your business money and satisfy your environmental conscience. Greenman Sustainable Solutions facilitated the installation of a system at Kicking Horse Café in Invermere in 2010.

by Lisa Crane
New Canadian Tire Store in Invermere
Invermere, Developments, Retail Official grand opening of Canadian Tire in Invermere

It’s grand opening week (April 25 to 28) at Canadian Tire in Invermere. The new store’s owner/operater/manager is Craig Knapp and his store will employ 30 to 35 people.

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Invermere, Developments, Environment, Tourism A Jumbo approval

Development of a ski resort on Jumbo Glacier, an issue that has divided the East Kootenay community for decades, must include consideration of 195 environmental conditions.

Invermere, Tourism Golfing getaways in the Columbia Valley

The golf season is just around the corner, and outdoor enthusiasts can’t wait to get a taste of summer activities in the Columbia Valley.

by Breanne Massey
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Cranbrook, Invermere, Kimberley, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness Tea anyone?

Purcell Organics sells signature organic teas in the Kootenays and farms organic produce as well.

by Lisa Crane
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Invermere, Health & Wellness Wildsight’s public forum was a thought-provoking event

Mark Anielski, author of The Economics of Happiness, spoke at the Wildsight Public Forum in Invermere Community Hall on March 2, 2012.

by Breanne Massey
Invermere Join the YPC team

YPC Fitness sets the bar high, providing a high quality workout space and much more.

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Invermere, Real Estate Location, location, location

When you're in business, it all comes down to location and the the Rockies West Real Estate knows it: check out their new location.

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Invermere, Health & Wellness Natural healing

Imagine being treated for anything from attention deficit disorder to Lyme disease from the comfort of your home. No busy parking lots, no waiting rooms and no one rushing you through a five-minute appointment.

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Invermere, Environment Wildsight public forum to take place in Invermere

Four unique presenters will be panelists at a grass roots public forum hosted by Wildsight, on March 2nd and 3rd, 2012.

by Breanne Massey
Invermere, Developments, Retail Invermere Canadian Tire project moving toward spring completion

Construction on the new Invermere Canadian Tire project is moving along nicely.

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Invermere, Developments Coming soon to Invermere

A construction team located in Invermere anticipates that the new Canadian Tire will be ready in the spring of 2012.

by Breanne Massey
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Invermere Brian Schaal

More than two decades ago, Brian Schaal made a decision to pursue a new career path—and he hasn't looked back.

by Breanne Massey
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Invermere Greg and Eric Lapointe

Working with family is a dream come true for Greg and Eric Lapointe—and their mother, Sydney-Anne Porter.

by Breanne Massey
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Invermere, Health & Wellness Activity for all fitness levels

These enthusiastic yoga instructors have arrived to bring their expertise to Invermere.

Invermere, Financial, Retail Canadian Tire Invermere seeks potential employees

The new Invermere Canadian Tire store and its associated Mark's clothing outlet, which are both currently under construction, are holding a big job fair for their upcoming opening in 2012.

Invermere Picture perfect

There's a new photography studio in Invermere—but owner Kimberley Rae Sanderson is hardly new to photography.

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Invermere A tribute to hockey’s roots

The BC Provincial Pond Hockey series has established itself firmly in the hearts of local sports enthusiasts—and Invermere is about to be the latest destination to join the proud ranks.

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Invermere, Developments, Environment The green spot in Windermere

Cam Gillies is taking the green route in renovating his nearly 100-year-old home in Windermere, B.C.

by Dan Williams
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Invermere, Cuisine, Retail Java geniuses

Kicking Horse Coffee in Invermere maintains strong ethics and top quality blends.

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Invermere Corner store takes artistic vision to the next level

This art facility is turning heads in Invermere.

by Madison Samuel-Barclay
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Invermere Panorama unveils a new bike track feature

Panorama Mountain Village has unveiled a new stunt feature on its mountain biking tracks.

by Madison Samuel-Barclay
Invermere, Developments The Bargain Store renovates and opens second location in Invermere

There is a bit of a retail experiment going on in Invermere these days.

Invermere The door is open at Invermere’s newest hair salon

Owners Britt and Meka Jensen have opened the doors to their new beauty salon in Invermere, called Scizzor Sisters.

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Invermere Backyard barbecuing turned eatery

The Backyard Grill, a new seasonal eatery in Invermere, is turning out to be a great success.

by Madison Samuel-Barclay
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Invermere Invermere gets urban fashion

Owner Sharma Yawrenko describes Invermere's Her Public as urban, with trendy and alternative clothes, shoes and accessories.

by Madison Samuel-Barclay
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Invermere Much ado about Scrappy-Do’s

Four years ago Trudi Wells was looking for something fun and new in her life—and Scrappy-Do's scrapbooking store was born in Invermere, B.C.

by Madison Samuel-Barclay
Invermere, Developments Heavy equipment rolls as construction of new Invermere Canadian Tire breaks ground

Heavy equipment is busy at the new Canadian Tire site near the crossroads in Invermere.

Fernie, Invermere, Golden, Developments The bridge over the river Columbia

After meeting its life expectancy, the Donald Bridge near Golden, B.C., is being replaced with a new four-lane structure that will be completed by the end of 2012.

by Trevor Crawley
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Invermere, Education, Environment A sunny outlook in Invermere

Invermere's community greenhouse, a facility that utilizes solar power through a variety of systems, is often full of David Thompson Secondary School's (DTSS) students. The students grow and use plants at their school cafeteria—and it is this collaboration between the school and the operators of the greenhouse, Groundswell, that saw them win Solar B.C.'s Solar School of the Year.

by Glynis Fediuk
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Invermere, Agriculture, Environment How does your garden grow?

Edible Acres, located in Windermere, is a place where you can grow your vegetable and eat them too, with a community supported agriculture program.

by Glynis Fediuk
A two-storey home with big windows and a wrap-a-round deck.
Invermere, Developments, Real Estate A word from the customer

Wilf and Marg Gobert had a serendipitous meeting with Dave Penner, one of the owners of Quiniscoe Homes, and not long afterwards, the Goberts signed the contract for Quiniscoe Homes to begin construction on their property at Lake Windermere, B.C.

by Kali Love
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Fernie, Invermere Capturing the Kootenays

Todd Weselake began operating Raven Eye Photography out of Fernie and Invermere in the summer of 2000.

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Invermere, Developments, Real Estate Building dreams

Dave and Doris Penner have built their business, Quiniscoe Homes, from the ground up—literally—and have brought happiness to vacationers looking for their dream home in B.C.'s Columbia Valley.

by Kali Love
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Cranbrook, Invermere, Sparwood, Environment, Health & Wellness Let it grow naturally

One environmental advocate shares his experience using cosmetic pesticides and his journey to promote organic gardening methods and products.

by Trevor Crawley
Invermere, Education Ski Resort program celebrates 30 years

Ryan Stimming, 2003 alumnus of Selkirk College's Ski Resort and Operations Management program, currently works as the Risk Manager at Panorama Mountain Village near Invermere, B.C.

Cranbrook, Invermere, Revelstoke Impressive number of Basin non-profits to receive assistance

Seven non-profit organizations located in the Columbia Basin will be receiving assistance from Enterprising Non-profits (ENP) for social enterprise projects.

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Invermere Al Miller

Al Miller, the manager of Invermere Home Hardware, and his team are clearly doing something right. The store was recently awarded Retailer of the Year.

by Tanya Laing Gahr
Invermere, Developments, Real Estate Winning designs

In the late 90s, Dave and Doris Penner moved to Invermere to build custom homes in the Windermere Valley.

by Kali Love
Invermere, Developments Masterful building

Quiniscoe Homes in Invermere is showing builders in the rest of B.C. how it’s done.

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