55 years ago (1960):
Local fire chief Gordon Lake led the Invermere fire brigade in dousing a blaze at Christ Church that, had it not been promptly stopped, likely would have turnred into a huge fire. An overheated stove in the church basement was the cause.
40 years ago (1975):
The David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS) senior girls volleyball team was on a tear, placing fourth in the provincial tournament. It was the second year in a row the girls had finished in the top four at provincials.
35 years ago (1980):
An astounding 92.22 per cent of eligible voters (774 people) turned out to cast their votes in the District of Invermere municipal election. At the time, it was the highest number of voters ever for an Invermere election, and they elected Roy Lake as mayor, and George Eacrett and John Hetherington as councillors
15 years ago (2000):
Parks Canada employee John Pitcher snapped a great photo of a bighorn sheep bleating at an ewe statue that was part of the new “Heading to Radium” sculpture. The sculpture had been unveiled in Radium Hot Springs earlier that fall.
10 years ago (2005):
A large crowd turned out to give a hearty congratulation to valley curler Christine Keshen (now Christine DuBois) after her team won a spot representing Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Keshen reminisced about getting into curling as part of the David Thompson Seconday School (DTSS) curling team. Later on, during the Turin Games, Keshen and her teammates earned a bronze medal.