50 years ago (1966):
James Chabot, MLA, spoke at a session of the legislature on behalf of the people in the Columbia constituency. His two main subjects were agriculture and game management. He poined out that the agricultural development in B.C. was growing at a slow rate and expressed a desire to help farmers become self-sufficient.
45 years ago (1971):
The Valley Echo was forced to raise the cost of general display advertising rates to $1 per column inch instead of 90 cents. Now, Valley Echo publisher Dean Midyette notes the cost to publish the paper requires a $7 per column inch contribution for a black and white general display ad, while it’s $8.25 per column inch in colour.
40 years ago (1976):
Paul Bucyk of Invermere was appointed Ambulance Crew Chief for the Emergency Health Service
30 years ago (1986):
Women were offered an opportunity to have a health check at the local health unit in light of the annual Breast Self-Examination Clinic at the East Kootenay Community College, which was hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society.
20 years ago (1996):
The East Kootenay champion Invermere girls’ high school team moved on to capture the Kootenay Regional Championship title.
10 years ago (2006):
Peter “Lusti” and Jane Lustenberger were beaming with pride after they learned their 21-year-old daughter, Christina, had made it on to the Canadian Olympic ski team.