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Court injunction stops Invermere’s deer cull

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by in Invermere

Court injunction stops Invermere’s deer cull

Invermere was set to start their deer cull in the next few days but a court injunction has stopped all work, reports Steve Jessel for the Invermere Valley Echo.

Can Invermere produce the world’s largest skating rink?

Posted on 03. Jan, 2012 by in Invermere

Can Invermere produce the world’s largest skating rink?

Invermere is aiming to create the world’s largest skating rink, but Mother Nature hasn’t been cooperating, reports Andrea Klassen for the Invermere Valley Echo.

In a bid to raise the Invermere’s profile, the community announced they want to create the world’s largest skating rink, seeking to upset Winnipeg (the longest skating surface) and Ottawa (the largest skating surface).

Improvements start on Invermere helipad

Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 by in Invermere

Improvements start on Invermere helipad

Invermere’s helipad could be open by spring of next year after it’s been closed for 16 months, according to a press release from Interior Health.

The health authority announced work on the helipad that provides a key landing space for health-related helicopter landings and takeoff.

How did a bear break into this woman’s car?

Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by in Invermere

How did a bear break into this woman’s car?

An Invermere woman is left with a smelly, expensive mess to clean up after a bear broke into her car to get at some garbage stored there, reports Andrea Klassen for the Invermere Valley Echo.

Dana Turvey put her garbage in the trunk of her car the day before heading to the dump. She woke up to find the rear window smashed and trash everywhere.

Smoke shop in Invermere raises concerns

Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by in Invermere

Smoke shop in Invermere raises concerns

They say where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and a new smoke shop in Invermere has fanned the flames of concern from some residents, reports Andrea Klassen for the Invermere Valley Echo.

The Chad Smoke Shop 420 opened in Invermere’s downtown, prompting some residents to ask their council to block the business from operating They’re afraid the shop will attract people who engage in “illegal drug use.” The mayor, Gerry Taft, says the city has looked into their legal options and have none.

Three cougars shot north of Radium

Posted on 05. Oct, 2011 by in Invermere

Three cougars shot north of Radium

Three cougars have been shot in the Edgewater area, north of Radium Hot Springs, reports Andrea Klassen for the Invermere Valley Echo.

The local conservation officer says cougars are a common sight because their main food, ungulates, move through the valley. There were reports of missing pets and attacked livestock in all cases. One cougar was found under an abandoned bus with a dead house pet.

Invermere council approves public needle dropsites

Posted on 22. Sep, 2011 by in Invermere

Invermere council approves public needle dropsites

Invermere’s council has decided the best solution to the problem of used needles left around their community is to provide more safe locations to leave them, reports Andrea Klassen for the Invermere Valley Echo.

Syringes and glass pipes used to smoke crack are found in public washrooms and even some hiking trails and the district and Interior Health have partnered to try and fix the problem.

Columbia Lake land could be protected

Posted on 08. Nov, 2010 by in Environment, Invermere

Columbia Lake land could be protected

Conservationists and First Nations looking to protect a chunk of land known as Lot 48 on Columbia Lake may soon get their wish with news a “national conservation organization” is in talks to buy the land. Carol Seable owns the land now and she asked the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) to postpone a [...]