July 2008 — MP Jim Abbott

July 2008 — MP Jim Abbott

Remember When? (July 11)

A look back at what's happened in the valley over the last 50 years.

50 years ago: The riddle of a mysterious 300 pound anchor found in Lake Windermere captured the imagination of the community. Two Alberta skindivers found a large piece of metal sticking out near Buena Vista Resort, and was later identified as the anchor from a 1910 vessel known as the Selkirk.

45 years ago: When The Valley Echo called opposition leader John Diefenbaker for an interview, they learned that a recent story by the Canadian Press regarding his run in with a cougar was slightly exaggerated. Diefenbaker had  been enjoying a weekend getaway in the White Swan Lake area with the Fairmont Resort owner Lloyd Wilder when he saw the animal.

35 years ago: Controversy surrounded the killing of a two-year-old bear in Canal Flats. The local conservation officer was asked why they did not first use a tranquilizer gun and attempt to relocate the animal, however at that time they did not possess a tranquilizer gun.

20 years ago: Invermere council was digging for answers to a large pothole outside of the Tourist Information Booth. The issue was raised after a contractor delivered a quote of $2,500 to fix the hole, which was being gradually filled. Because fill was being dumped down into the pothole instead of being built up from the bottom, nothing would ever be able to be built there without huge expense.

 

Just Posted

The end of an Echo
The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

Princeton wildfire phots courtesy of Debbie Lyon.
UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers
VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

Aerial view south of Williams Lake Friday afternoon shows dry lightning storm passing over, leaving fire starts behind. Lightning sparked more than 100 new fires Friday. (Black Press)
VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017
DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase
59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

(Flickr/Andreas Eldh)
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage
Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds
UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Photo by: WeissPaarz.com
Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert
UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

A university study finds that about nine per cent of Canada’s Grade 11 and 12 students – roughly 66,000 teens – have driven within an hour of drinking and 9.4 per cent drove after using marijuana.                                 Photo: Now-
Leader file
One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records
Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read