2011 — Michael Bursey took to the stage during the Columbia Valley Chamber Music Festival with several other talented valley musicians for a day full of classical tunes.

Remember When (August 26)

A look back through The Valley Echo's archives over the last 55 years

55 years ago (1960):

Basillio Bertucci, a Mineral King Mine employee, suffered significant injuries after an airblast caused 500 pounds of rock to break off and trap him. Bertucci reached Windermere District Hospital two hours after the accident occured.


45 years ago (1970):

West-Coast Shows, Canada’s largest travelling carnival company, set up at the Fair Grounds at the Crossroads. Families could partake in a variety of rides, food from travelling vendors and musical entertainment.


35 years ago (1980):

The Ministry of Forests office in Invermere began a program to give away tree seedlings for landscaping and general yard enhancement to anyone in the area who wanted them.


30 years ago (1985):

Youngsters from around the valley gathered in Edgewater for the first annual Edgewater Little League Softball Tournament. The tournament, organized by Milt and Vi Wittman, sought to get young ball players involved with the sport at a more competitive level.

20 years ago (1995):

A local fastball team placed third at the Canadian Native Fastball Championship in Invermere. The team, comprised of players from the Columbia Lake and Shuswap bands, clobbered a team from Saskatchewan 5-0 to win the bronze medal.


10 years ago (2005):

Radium Hot Springs’ sister village, OnSen Cho, Japan, was host to three students from the valley. Laurel Tegart, Shauna Tegart and Katelyn Williams arrived in Japan at the end of the rainy season. They studied the Japanese language and culture.

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