50 years ago (1964):
The sinks in washrooms at Kinsmen Centennial Park were smashed by rocks, so council chose to close the washrooms completely and replace them with an outhouse.
40 years ago (1974):
A search was being conducted for a Spokane youth missing and presumed drowned in Numa Creek in Kootenay National Park where he had been picknicking with his parents. RCMP said the search was made difficult by the water’s muddy run-off. The body was found 10 days later by park wardens.
30 years ago (1984):
A horse died instantly of a broken neck after it ran into a steel corner post. It was “mad with fury” after managing to dislodge its rider in the fifth annual Windermere Valley Rodeo.
20 years ago (1994):
Two new programs were added to the Family Resource Centre. Rosemary Oberheide, a former social worker, headed up a Safe Homes program for women fleeing abusive relationships and Sue Lane was in charge of a youth outreach program for youth at risk of participating in unhealthy or illegal activities.
15 years ago (1999):
Summer Student Works ‘99 created 300 student jobs in the East and West Kootenay with some help from $500,000 allocated to employers in order to create positions for youth.
10 years ago (2004):
A newly formed combo of local and non-native bluegrass musicians performed at the Skookum Inn, having their debut performance in the Baton Rouge Room.