2009 — A pair of youngsters enjoy playing in the snow during the annual Bonspiel on the Lake

2009 — A pair of youngsters enjoy playing in the snow during the annual Bonspiel on the Lake

Remember When? ( January 27)

A look back through The Valley Echo's archives over the last 50 years

50     years ago (1966):

Another successful evening of bingo was enjoyed in the Windermere Community Hall January 14th when 160 people gathered for an evening of fun. Main prizes were won by Mary Larabee, Laura Beninger and Theodore Hink of Athalmere.

 

40 years ago (1976):

The long awaited arrival of the New Year baby came to an end at the Windermere District Hospital in Invermere on at 3:02 a.m. January 19th. The little boy, who weighed in at 4,000 grams (8 lbs., 13 oz.) will be named William James.

 

30     years ago (1986):

Jim Chabot has announced that he will be retiring from the political arena if and when an election is called. Mr. Chabot had been the MLA for the Columbia River Riding for 23 conscutive years.

 

20       years ago (1996):

Village of Radium Hot Springs council wanted to understand their communities insights on a proposed 60 unit (30 duplex) development. Council deliberated Jan. 24th whether to pass first and second readings of zoning bylaws to create a new residential zone, allowing development.

 

15     years ago (2001):

A $3.5 million affordable housing project for the District of Invermere was unveiled last week. Plans for a 30-unit rental housing project, which would include three levels of subsidization, will soon appear before council.

 

10     years ago (2006):

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm MacDonald confronted Minister of Small Business and Revenue Rob Thorpe regarding privacy rights.

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