Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson
Kenneth John Thompson passed away on January 11, 2009 at Cascade Hospice, Chilliwack at age 61 years. He was born in Vancouver, October 9, 1947. Ken is survived by his mother Jean, brothers; Bruce and Gordon, his daughter Cora-Lee, son Troy, his fiance Elizabeth, granddaughter Shayna and grandson Brendin. Ken was predeceased by his father Rudy.
A Memorial service will follow in the spring, 2009. Condolences for the Thompson family may be sent through www.mem.com
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mt.Cheam Funeral Home (604)793-4555

Just For The Record

It’s cold and icy outside and one’s mind is likely to turn to reminiscing about warmer times. It was way back in the summer, but it is worth putting down – just for the record. Another iteration of Tulameen Days, came and went.

The whole week leading up to the big weekend showed a day by day increase in campers, boats, 4WD’s, trailers and motor homes loaded to the gunnels with motor sport toys of all descriptions. This was clearly a major invasion and we saw the usual, and somewhat comical for such a small town, gridlock at Parrish and Main. Continue reading Just For The Record

WE DELIVER

All deliveries in the back – oh wait… you’re delivering the back.

Where would you like me to put this ma’am?

I’d invite you in but …

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Howard and Moe
got their new house delivered a few months back and seem to have gotten settled in nicely on Front street. For those that missed the event, here is a picture. That was one HUGE crane and it prompted a few comments!

SPAM

The site has been bombarded by spam for quite a while. Usually a few hundred per day, but occasionally over a thousand. The only way to combat this for now is to turn off comments. Hopefully a better solution can be found in the future.

Because of such a large amount of postings, it has not been possible to look at every single one. If there have been a couple of legitimate ones, then they will have been deleted too. This is truly a shame and I feel bad about that and apologize to anyone who may be effected. With the many thousands of postings, however, I can see no other way.

The software for the site will be upgraded shortly, and a stricter requirement for posters will be implemented. Hopeful this will all pass and we can move on.

COALMONT PICTURE ALBUM

For those that enjoy looking at old pictures and want to know more about Coalmont, here is an excellent new series of pages.

Bob and Diane Sterne have been working hard to collect and compile historical information and pictures of our town. From the WELCOME page you can access the very excellent short history and the new picture pages named The Beginning, Boom Times, Upper Town, and Community.

I really like the pictures of the school. The one with Walt Smart as a schoolboy is noteworthy. He had a basket on the front of his bike – very cool. Can you even buy one of those any more? One thing you definately won’t find outside of a museum is the likes of Dave Brown’s pedal car shown here parked out behind the bank.

NEW PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT IN COALMONT ~ What’s In It For Us ?

A walk down by the old works yard will show something which, to many, is quite frightening. A new subdivision. It looks like Coalmont’s population is about to double. There are fresh white surveyers stakes in a row, even on the side that is zoned industrial, and signs with lot numbers. A pleasant looking little two story house with basement is already framed and construction is moving along. There is a sign advertising “Cottages of Coalmont” Continue reading NEW PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT IN COALMONT ~ What’s In It For Us ?

FIRST EDITION HOT OFF THE PRESS & WWW TOO

The original Coalmont Courier was published as an eight page broadsheet in 1912 but only ran for about six months. Its getting to be almost 100 years since then and Coalmont has gone through many changes. Times have been good and times have been bad. Coalmont was on the brink of extinction for so many years that it must be a world record. Several generations of people have been born. Many have died and more have moved away. In short, a lot has happened and I think it is time for the next edition.

Traditionally, the rumour mill has been our local media and it works very well. You can walk across town and, before you open your mouth, someone will tell you what you were going to say! No TV, no radio, no nothing … just plain old fashioned small town telepathy. The trouble with rumours is that, true or not, you can never really pin them down. The New Coalmont Courier is an attempt at disambiguation by putting us all on the same page.

When facts are needed, I’ll do my best to get them straight. That’s the easy part though. The hard part is the point of view. I realize that the views and opinions expressed by me are mine alone, but I will try to represent the general feelings of the community if I can. Still, I am only one voice and I hope that others will come forth with contributions. Those that don’t want to write can talk to me and I will pass on their ideas. I really do want this to be a community forum. Outsiders, or friends and relatives beyond the reach of our local telepathic network, can also leave comments and access the Courier on the World Wide Web.

I doubt that we’ll ever do an eight page broadsheet but my feeling is that this little paper has the potential to be much more exciting than just another newsletter. At a time when outside pressures are mounting, it can be a way for us to define and solidify our community. ~ Ole Juul

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