2011— Royal Canadian Mounted Police from the Columbia Valley detachment

Remember When? (February 4th, 2015)

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

55 years ago (1960):

The Brisco Players, who often presented bright comedies around the valley and at various festivals, launched two plays. They were slated  to be produced Friday and Saturday evenings at the Brisco Community Hall. Mrs. Geoffrey Howard was set to direct both plays.

50 years ago (1965):

School children throughout British Columbia were to be given instruction on the safe handling of firearms right in their own school rooms. Final approval of a proven firearms safety instruction program, inaugurated by the B.C. Federation of Fish and Games Clubs several years ago, was given to all education authorities in the province.

45 years ago (1970):

Gordon McKay, the son of an early-day pioneer and grandson of the man who discovered Radium Hot Springs, died suddenly in Invermere. Mr. McKay was born and educated in Invermere — his family was instrumental in the founding of Athalmer.

40 years ago (1975):

The gala event of the weekend was the World Barrel Slat Races and Hang Gliding competitions at Fairmont Hot Springs Mountain. Participants and spectators had an exciting day as many amazing and original costumes appeared on the ski hill.

30 years ago (1985):

The inversion layer that hung over the valley throughout much of January meant gloomy weather to most local residents; however, for those in Edgewater the acrid smoke of burning garbage was trapped in the air mass, due to a landfill site — irritating residents beyond a reasonable measure.

20 years ago (1995):

A driver lost control on ice near Marble Canyon, and sustained $2,000 damage to his vehicle. A few days later a driver known to police as being a prohibited driver, which was the result of an impaired conviction was checked and charges were pending.

15 years ago (2000):

The valley’s lone highschool was named for him. David Thompson was an explorer, cartographer, fur trader and the first European of-note to set paddle in the Columbia River. The Windermere Historical Society put in a bid to officials to fund a bronze statue of Thompson.

10 years ago (2005):

A series of workshops held in the valley, unveiled continuing plans to improve barrier free accessibility in the community. Glenys Snow-Dymond and the Family Resource Centre, hosted three meetings in Canal Flats, Invermere and Radium, outlining project objectives and seeking volunteers to help start a campaign.

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