2006 - The New Year’s baby of 2006 made an entrance to the world at the Invermere and District Hospital early in the new year. Dylan Bradley Varga greeted parents Crystal Coles and Brad Varga along with sister

2006 - The New Year’s baby of 2006 made an entrance to the world at the Invermere and District Hospital early in the new year. Dylan Bradley Varga greeted parents Crystal Coles and Brad Varga along with sister

Remember When? (January 9)

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

45 years ago (1968): Edgewater residents Mrs. Bruce Kohorst and Kenneth Smith received the centennial medal in recognition of valuable service to the nation. Mrs. Kohorst was teaching Grade 3 and  had been a librarian for a number of years and a member of the All Saints Anglican Guild. Mr. Smith has been chairman of the Edgewater Centennial Committee  and was well-known for his contribution to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 199.

35 years ago (1978): Well-known World Cup winner Nancy Greene and her husband, World Cup coach Al Raine, were visiting Panorama for a week of skiing. About 20 youngsters from the Nancy Greene program received some instruction while they were here.

20 years ago (1993): Anne and Ray Picton shared their Australian teachers’ exchange story after returning to the valley on December 27 after a year-long stay. They said it was one of the most marvellous things they had ever done. The Pictons had taught at different schools in Australia, each with about 1,250 students. They said it was a bit of a change going to bigger schools but the children were no different. “Kids are kids wherever they are.”

10 years ago (2003): Panorama Mountain Village was chosen to host the Canadian Winter Triathlon Championships by Multi-Sports Canada, the organizer of the event. The race was an Olympic-style triathlon featuring a seven-kilometre run, a 12 km bike and a 10 km ski around the village’s terrain.

5 years ago (2008):Property owners in the valley were surprised to learn that the majority of properties increased in value over the previous year, with Radium Hot Springs leading the way. More than 1,300 village property owners saw increases of almost $100,000 per property.