2009 — Gary

2009 — Gary

Remember When? (July 9th, 2014)

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

55 years ago (1959):

Six valley girls competed to be crowned Queen in the Invermere Junior Hospital Aid competition at the annual Fall Fair. Contestants were Karen Erickson, Susanne Kamikawaji, Elizabeth Reimer, Charlene Nable, Joan Nicholas, and Shirley Watkins.

 

50 years ago (1964):

Howard Burns, formerly of Victoria, joined the staff of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Invermere. He replaced accountant Al Gibb, who left for a position in Jamaica.

 

45 years ago (1969):

Debbie Cartwright, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Cartwright of Canal Flats, was the first Girl Guide at the Flats to receive her Gold Cord. This was the highest Guide award and Mrs. Arthur Edlund, the District Commissioner, presented the award.

 

40 years ago (1974):

A vehicle belonging to Robert Steedman of Windermere was destroyed in an accident one mile south of Dry Gulch Saturday at 2:30 a.m., when he lost constrol. He was hospitalized in Invermere.

 

30 years ago (1984):

Radium welcomed a major new water complex. The Wild Waters Water Slide Park, situated right next to the Radium Drive-In Theatre, opened for business. Construction workers made an all-out effort to meet the scheduled opening  of date of July 1st. Greg Williamson, operations manager, said that no park of this kind had ever been constructed more quickly.

 

20 years ago (1994):

In The Valley Echo, David C. Keffer (a man on vacation from Calgary), described in vivid detail how people were underhandedly sneaking their motorboats onto Lake Windermere, turning the motor on, and then actually driving them across the lake in a vicious attempt to ruin his vacation. They were also flying their planes over Invermere. He also complained about how the trains that go through Invermere made too much noise.

 

15 years ago (1999):

Summer Students Work ‘99 had 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. Student Summer Works was a Youth Options B.C. employment program from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology and the Premier’s Youth Office.

 

10 years ago (2004):

Bull Riding in the Rockies was held indoors at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. It was the main fundraiser for the Columbia Valley Rockies hockey team. The event would not have been possible without the support of countless local businesses and individuals.

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