2009 — One of the over 600 motorcycle enthusiasts who attended the Horsethief Bike Rally performs a burnout during the weekend-long event.

Remember When? (July 16th, 2014)

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

50 years ago (1964):

L/C Wolfram Brockmeir of Dry Gulch was awarded best first year cadet in the Invermere company. The award known as the Pearson Trophy was donated by Dave Pearson of Athalmer.


40 years ago (1974):

An inboard motorboat belonging to Mrs. Mary Costigan of Banff exploded and burned on Lake Windermere on a Sunday afternoon. An ignition breakdown caused the boat to catch fire. No one was hurt in the incident. The boat sank immediately in about 25 feet of water. The loss was about $7,000.


30 years ago (1984):

A children’s adventure club at Panorama Resort started up, providing five fun-filled, supervised hours per day for the offspring of resort guests.


20 years ago (1994):

Myrtle’s Restaurant on Main was given a $3,866 Downtown Revitalization Program (DRP) grant. The grant was announced on July 14th by Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Jim Doyle, on behalf of Municipal Affairs Minister Darlene Marzari.


15 years ago (1999):

Karen Flowers was nominated as Citizen of the Year in Canal Flats. The 27-year resident was praised for her undying efforts in volunteering around town.


10 years ago (2004):

Nine David Thompson Secondary School Students competed in the B.C. Track and Field Provinicals: Jayden McCarthy, Nora Pankkovich, Spela Grasic, Mitchell McCarthy, Abigal and Carolyn Reisle, Laurel Tegart, Teryl Brenneman,  Kyle McKenzie and Logan Anderson.

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