50 years ago (1965):
The decision was made to restore the old school in Windermere for a centennial project. There was a dance held May 22nd to raise money for the initiative.
40 years ago (1975):
Winners of the Girl Guide “Miss Cookie” Contest in 1975 were selected on April 19th. Lynneth Stuart-Hill represented the Invermere pack and was named “Miss Junior Cookie.” Nicola Tegart of the Windermere Guide Company was dubbed as “Miss Cookie.” Each competitor had to chronicle the importance of wearing their uniforms.
30 years ago (1985):
Premier Bill Bennett welcomed Cancer advocate Steve Fonyo. Fonyo crossed into B.C. during a chilly, snowy spring. He was greeted by many shivering but enthusiastic crowd of 200 supporters.
20 years ago (1995):
World Wristwrestling Champion Judy King successfully defended her title in Russia. She returned to the Columbia Valley on April 26th and began training for the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta.
15 years ago (2000):
A 33-year-old Calgary man was being held in custody for a break and enter at Hidden Valley Ranch. He stole numerous firearms on April 21st. However, the court date was postponed until June 12th in Cranbrook.
10 years ago (2005):
Thick plumes of smoke rose above Radium Hot Springs on April 21st, as Parks Canada conducted a prescribed burn in the Redstreak Restoration area adjacent to the Redstreak Campground.