2009 — Radium Hot Springs residents Chad and Amanda Renzie were overjoyed with the arrival of their  child Kara Maisie Renzie on Jan. 14.

2009 — Radium Hot Springs residents Chad and Amanda Renzie were overjoyed with the arrival of their child Kara Maisie Renzie on Jan. 14.

Remember When? ( January 20, 2016)

A look back through The Valley Echo's archives over the last 56 years

50 years ago (1965):

An accident reported to the RCMP Detachment at Invermere at 1:45 a.m., Sunday, took place on Highway 93-95 approximately eight miles north of Canal Flats. Donald Reid, the Wilmer driver suffered a fractured leg.


45 years ago (1971):

The home of the groom was the setting for a pretty wedding ceremony on December 19th when Joanne Ruth Staal, daughter of Ms. E. L. Staal of Invermere and the late Mr. Staal, became bride of William Richard Coy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.R. Coy of Invermere.


40 years ago (1976):

The annual statutory meeting of the 1976 Invermere Village Council was held Monday, January 5, in the Community Centre. Mayor Delesalle and alderman, Bob Willox, and Howard Burns took their oaths of office. Special guests of the council were members of the Invermere Fire Department and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Niessen representing Athalmere Improvement District, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Conroy representing the Westside Improvement District, and RCMP Sgt. Don Nicholson and his wife. Mr. R.E. Balfour representing Lakeview Property Owners Association as well as Mr. and Mrs. R, Swindell representing Windermere Improvement District were unable to attend.


25 years ago (1991):

Two members of the Windermere Valley Ski Club were among 16 area skiers to compete in slalom events at the BC Winter Games. Kevin Andruschuk and Ahren Engelbracht joined nine other men and and five women from the Kootenay zone to participate in Duncan in February.


20 years ago (1996):

The first baby in the valley to be born in 1996 is following a tradition set by her father 39 years before. Layla, whose father was a New Year’s baby in 1955 in Tunisia, was born to Fairmont residents

Karen and Abel Chouchene at the

Invermere and District Hospital at 6:50 p.m. Jan. 2nd, weighing an even seven pounds.


15 years ago (2001):

Three elk were killed just minutes apart after being hit in traffic in three different

collisions on Highway 3/93 near Steamboat Hill east of Cranbrook on Thursday, January 11th. The three vehicles involved in the collisions, all of which took place around 7:30 a.m. and in the same strip of highway, had to be towed away.


10 years ago (2006):

An open house event staged by Jumbo Glacier Resort Ltd. to present their master development plan for a $450 million ski resort in the upper Jumbo Valley drew attention from hundreds of people in Invermere on January 4th. The propsal had been in the works for roughly 15 years.