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Other Documents 
2014 07 WW1 Centenary Project, Researched and compiled by Alex Weller, 2014  
2014 04 Windermere Valley Pamphlet
Enticing settlers to consider Windermere Valley 
2013 10 Ranches in the Windermere Valley
Compiled by Alex Weller, 2013 
2013 09 Mines in the Windermere Valley
Compiled by Alex Weller, 2013  

Newsletters
2017_05 Katharine Walker, highways, CD Ellis, Harry Sykes, McKay 
2017_02 Howard, Ethel Cleland, Lincoln car, Dr Williams, 1912 Ede 
2016_11Hope, Nellie Brewer, Chariot Race, Edgewater 
2016_08Walter, Melrose Hawke, Just-a-mere, Lake Maye, Forestry, Thompson, Merc 
2016_05Dorothy Cameron, Mt Sally Serena, 1912, Wilmer Bonspiel, Young, Cameron 
2016_02Lucy Lim Man You, Athalmer Meat, Chinese, McNeill, Wilson, Thorold, Smith 
2015_11Vreni Zehnder, Wells, horsethief, Billy McNeill, Ted Egge
2015_08Margaret Foreman, Morigeau, mulligan, horse meat, Cleland, Bruce
2015_05Norm Marples, Brewer, 1913, Charles Law, Earl Grey, lake groyne, Tegart
2015_02 Cyril S Ratcliffe, Galbraith, Athalmer Bridge, CP, Canal Flat, Race Course
2014_11 Tegart / Kohorst, Wills Wagon, Turnor, Invermere Community Hall
2014_08 William McKay,  Memorial Fort, Nita Gordon, Munn Lake, Pope, Crook
2014_05 Troyer - Rose Cottage, Kenward, Bower Edgewater Dairy
2014_02 Jessie and Tom Lewis, Ling Cod, Mackill, Thornton
2013_11 Rennenkampff, 1932 Fall Fair, Richardson, Blakley, Tegart trapline
2013_08 Rad, steamboat stamp, Buster Tegart, Findlay Ck mines 
2013_05 Howell, Thunderhill, Mackenzie flowers, Old Ed Johnston incident 
2013_02 Vigne, Ron Ede, Charlie Mackey,  Poett, Chinook Bob
2012_11 Louis Joseph, Rose Michel memories, 1943, 1932 Invermere, bear mauling
2012_08
Trachsel, 1922 week, Hamilton memories,  Ward Ranch
2012_05J L Mckay, McCroskie Meat, Joseph Young, Richardson memories 
2012_02

Svendsen, St Andrew's Society, Jim Tegart, Rosie Kinbasket 

2011_08

Nixon, Ptarmigan Mine, doll house, Walker, climbing 1922, Craig

2011_05

Cobb, Assiniboine cabin, Richardson, Tegart, news 1944, Kimm

2011_02

Pietrosky, Blakley Hotel, Hamilton Diary 1915, Invermere 1924

2010_11

Alex Richie, fish science, mystery skeletons, Lagrandeurs, Wehrlis

2010_08

Samuel Brewer, Kinsmen Club, Shuswap cemetery and burials

2010_05

Annie McKay, Pack Trips, Frederick Law, Indian News, Amy Peters

2010_02

Christ Church Anglican, Catherine Sam, Jim Johsnton, Mitchell Ranch

2009_11

Ashworth, F. B. Young, Dapper Ede. Kootenay National Park

2009_08

Statham, Windermere Cemetery, Bob Pritchard, Lillian Graham

2009_05

Bartman, Sam Brewer, Cornwall, The Benches, Stores

2009_02

Dehart, Carl Bloom, 1945 News, Jim Pitts

2008_11

Hecher, Athalmer, 1929 Christmas Concert, Experimental Farm

2008_08

May Starke, Wilmer Waterworks, RHS Lodge, John McLeod

2008_05

Neil Gainey, Armstrong Ck, Irrigation, Windermere School

2008_02

Futa, Ray Crook, 1883 Mail, Nita Gordon

2007_11

Lake, Swansea Mnt, Morigeau, Invermere Hotel, Caladonian Society

2007_08

Carlson, Fred Weeden, Musical / Literary Assoc, minks, Bert Beamish

2007_05

Powle, 1926 Murder, Lalley, Bavin, Paddy Ryan

2007_02

Taynton, Mabel Barbour, Canal Flats Business 1889, mantle lamps

2006_11

Seymour, pictographs, McGuiness, Farmers Institute, Houlgrave

2006_08

Peters, Wilmer, Orchestra 1941, Merc, Edgel, Adami, Stoddart

2006_05

Ronacher, William McKay, Royal Antler, Little Antler, musicians

2006_02

Tegart, Bodecker, 1945 news, 1960 drama, Morigeau

2005_11

Thornton, 1943 news, Swiss families, Westlake Ranch, Geary

2005_08

Cooper, Elkhorm, Bramell, Windermere Stage, Indian News, Gaddes

2005_05

Harry Bone, 1881 fun, 1912 bonspiel, summer homes, 1902 mayor

2005_02

Kamikawaji, weather 1899, horse racing 1904, Holland

2004_11

Williamson, John Burman, CPR handcar, Harry Bone

2004_08

Kimpton, First court 1916, Mt Swansea. Lost Lemmon 1927, Warren

2004_05

Coy, Jokers 18902, Mt Swansea Lookout, Invermere Hardware

2004_02

Madeline Turnor, Fall Fair 1956, Cameron, Nixon

2003_11

Barbour, Christmas 1930, flood 1955, lonely grave, Mineral King Mine

2003_08

Frater, banking, skeletons 1911, West Firlands, Wilmer 1913

2003_05

Blakley, time capsule, Windermere Hostel, Danes, Joe Jimmy, Tin House

2003_02

Cartwright, baseball 1964, Pitts Store, drama, midwifery poem

2002_11

Thompson, Dehart Christmas, Fall Fair 1955

2002_08

Ellis, school 1913, Windermere Cemetery, Goldie Creek siding

2002_05

Broadfoot, music teachers, Maorigeau, Hope Brewer, movies

2002_02

Starbird, camera shops, dancing

2001_11

Ben Abel, Galena Church, message in a bottle, reunion

2001_08

Tunnacliffe, founding of Invermere, Wilmer Hospital

2001_05

Rauch, murder Dead Man's Creek, Edgewater Airport, jail escapee

2001_02

Dobbie, picnics 1911, The Meadows, Spillimacheen, Toby Ck gold

2000_11

Lk Windermere Station, derailment, Wing Lee Store

2000_08

Lk Windermere Camp, creek names, fall fairs

2000_05

Lockwood, Dorothy Brown, hockey 1913, 1930, DeCrisignys

2000_02

Hamilton, dance 1917

1999_11

Delphine Lodge, sternwheeler 1911, Windermere Hotel, Wilmer Tea

1999_08

Hurst, Ahtalmer 1912, Pioneer Dinner 1907, Smith farm tractor

1999_05

Richardson, Starbird, Bruce

1999_02

Edgewater History, Riechwold Flag Windermere, Leeds, Forster

1998_11

Bodecker, Pipers, Canal Flats businesses, Radium School

1998_08

Stoddart, Gypsum Mine, Jock Wilson

1998_05

NE Kootenay Mines, wood salvage 1943, Sykes

1998_02

Tegart, trout story, Finlay and Morigeau, Eatons 1912

1997_11

Cameron, Community Club 1914, Johnston

1997_08

Kootenai Brown, Sinclair Hot Springs, concert 1929, Brady

1997_05

Hamilton, Tim Johnson, Hudson Bay blankets, Grainger, Kinbasket

1997_02

Scottish Heritage, St Andrews night

1996_11

Kain, Mallendaine, Lk Windermere wharf, winter1906

1996_08

Stage ride, Morigeau, Ta Ta Ck, McNeill, Invermere fire 1950

1996_05

Invermere Hotel, Churchill, Historic Indian Village, Wilmer outcrop

1996_02

Elephants, Dominic Nicholas

1995_10

Windermere District Board of Trade, Pitts Store

1995_04

Local Cemeteries