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.



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