50 years ago (1965):
Henry Block of Invermere was elected as the president of the Windermere District Cancer Society at the annual meeting at Invermere. Robert Douglas of Edgewater was the current vice-president. Mrs. Ronald Bradshow of Athalmer was named secretary and Howard Burns of Invermere was re-elected treasurer. Honourary president was Dr. George Duthie and Honourary Vice-President was Dr. Jack Martin.
45 years ago (1970):
A thinking day banquet was held for to celebrate Jubilee Year of Canadian Guiding and ten years of Guiding in Radium Hot Springs, marked by the annual Thinking Day Mother and Daughter banquet, which was held in the Radium community hall on a Friday. The history of the Radium Hot Springs Parents’ Association, Guide Company and Brownie Pack was given by Mrs. Emil Hess.
40 years ago (1975):
Persons involved in a voluntary organization who prepared and served food for special occasions, public functions, or gatherings, were cautioned to be aware that organizations were now required to obtain an Interim Permit from the Medical Health Officer. The object of requiring this permit was to discuss techniques to prevent food poisoning occurrences.
30 years ago (1985):
Crime was causing increasing concern in the Columbia Valley. The fact was made clear when approximately 75 local residents turned out at the Windermere Hall to meet with the R.C.M.P to lay the groundwork for a community/police crime prevention program. Sponsored by the Windermere District Farmers Institute, the meeting attracted many different interest groups, including members of the Rod and Gun Club.
20 years ago (1995):
Warm weather and a snowpack created volatile avalanche conditions throughout the province. “We are really in the middle of the first big cycle from the coast to the Rockies,” said Alan Dennis, manager of the Canadian Avalanche Centre in Revelstoke. At the time, conditions in Kootenay National Park ranged from ‘considerable’ to ‘borderline’ high, but were expected to improve.
15 years ago (2000):
Meals and wheels needed more traction. For those unable to cook their own meals all the time, the Meals on Wheels program – sponsored by the Invermere Health Care Auxiliary – was making life a little easier three days of the week, but the program was in serious need of drivers, thus a call was put out to secure suitable candidates.
10 years ago (2005):
J.A. Laird elementary school held a winter carnival on Friday, February 25th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the school gymnasium. There were games of skill and chance, contests, face painting, a concession with pizza, popcorn, cotton candy and treats galore, with fun and prizes for all ages. There was no admission charge, but game and concession tickets were available at the door for 25 cents each.