June 2007 —Several hundred people once again lined main street Canal Flats for the annual Canal Days Parade

June 2007 —Several hundred people once again lined main street Canal Flats for the annual Canal Days Parade

Remember When? (June 13)

A look back at what's happened in the Columbia Valley over the last 50 years.

50 years ago: A new Robinson Store to the Invermere downtown was seen as a fine addition to the town by district residents. The new building, located on 4th street opposite the post office, was a 2,700 square foot retailer, and Invermere business owners and managers were invited for a sneak peek just before the grand opening.

45 years ago: The B.C. Liberal leader Ray Perrault visited Invermere. The leader discussed a number of things during his visit, including small industries and the local farming, mining and tourism potential.

35 years ago: The Lake Windermere District Lions Club was processing applications for a new seniors residence in Invermere. The new, two storey, 24 unit dwelling was close to all the amenities, and the committee had received a huge number of applications for single unit rooms, where rent was maximum of $150.

20 years ago: Radium Hot Springs Council continued their opposition to the closure of their post office. As the postmaster was set to retire, Radium residents received a letter informing them that Canada Post would then be accepting letters of interest from local businesses about hosting a retail postal outlet in their buildings.

5 years ago: A large amount of work on the Invermere crossroads area was expected after proponents began charging forward with the construction of a $20 million water and sewer project. The new system was designed to handle at least 1,500 lots including the new Copper Point.