2007 — Alice Hale

Remember When ( July 15, 2015)

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

55 years ago (1960):

The Band of the Kings Own Rifles was not able to attend the Invermere Regatta in full force as planned due to scheduling conflicts with the Calgary Stampede. Instead, 20 members from the band played alongside musicians from the Cranbrook Band.


45 years ago (1970):

The Invermere Garage, one of the first businesses established in Invermere, was leased by Robert Vollmin. The garage had been managed by a member of the Cleland family for 53 years, prior to Vollmin’s lease.


35 years ago (1980):

A party was attended by many to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Hans and Paula Koenig. The Koenig’s were both born and raised in the country formerly known as Yugoslavia, where they met and married.


20 years ago (1995):

Cam Gillies, a Windermere resident, formed the Jumbo Creek Coalition to generate opposition to the resort proposal. “It is felt that many people from different backgrounds have legitimate concerns about this huge proposal,” Gillies said.


15 years ago (2000):

In response to the Walkerton, Ont. E. coli crisis, District of Invermere director of municipal works John Rosenburg decided to do a full inspection of Invermere’s water system.  “We adhere to all Ministry of Health requirements, and in some cases, exceed them,” Rosenburg said.


5 years ago (2010):

The Windermere Fire Department finally moved into its new home at the recently completed fire hall. “The new hall is spectacular,” Fire Chief Jim Miller said.

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