2006 — Blayr Lightfoot

2006 — Blayr Lightfoot

Remember When? (June 11th, 2014)

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

55    years ago (1959):

Ten graduates were presented with their diplomas by School Inspector Matheson of Kimberley. The graduates were Pat Dean, Cathy Fleetham, Douglas Lim, Stuart Lloyd, William Locke, Anne Mackill Marlene Roder, Louise Solinger, Doreen Warner and Siegfried Hromadnik.


50 years ago (1964):

The Radium Hot Springs Hotel closed its doors. The lodge’s hostelry was built by Captain and Mrs. John S. Blakley in 1923. That week, the door was to be locked and another landmark of the “Springs” was struck down in the name of progress.


45 years ago (1969):

A group of 12 students from DTSS traveled to Trail as part of the East Kootenay track and field team. Carol Blakley ran second in the 1500 meter and this qualified her to represent the Kootenay team at the Provincial finals in Vancouver.


40 years ago (1974):

Radium Elementary School was on the way to having an Adventure Playground. Head teacher Carol Johnson, with advice and help from residents, designed a piece of equipment that combined the tire climb, rope climb, chinning bar and swing made from trees.


30 years ago (1984):

On May 13, 1984, Susan Marie Routson received her Bachelors degree with honours in Science and Psychology from the University of Boise, Idaho. Susan is the granddaughter of Mrs. Anna Hecher of Invermere.


20 years ago (1994):

Rhiannon Tutty, a Grade 10 student at David Thomson Secondary School, was selected to attend the Rotary Club sponsored event at the University of Wisconsin for a week-long conference focusing on international politics in the post-Cold War world. This event brought together 1,250 students from around the world.


15 years ago (1999):

On June 5th the Lake Windermere Resort Ltd. Vice president and managing director announced that the company expected to receive a development permit which would allow for the first phase of the resort to be constructed that summer.


10 years ago (2004):

The first municipal election for Canal Flats was planned for Saturday, June 12th. Voters had a solid selection of candidates and two strong choices for mayor in John Tilley and Emile Morin.


5 years ago (2009):

A family from France made a stop in Windermere as they continued their bike trip around the world. The family had already covered 13,000 kilometres and planned to travel 20,000 km in total. While in the valley, the family stayed with Bill Dubois and his wife.