Remember when? (June 22)

A look back on what's happened in the Columbia Valley over the past 50 years for the week of June 22.

June 20

June 20

50 years ago: Work began on erecting an antenna for the CBC low power transmitter at the Lake Windermere CPR station at Athalmer.

All equipment was on-hand for the CBC booster, which was to be installed in the interior of the Kootenay Central Railway station when the CBC engineer arrived.

45 years ago: The Invermere Businessmen’s Association showed great interest in the possibility of an airport being built alongside Hwy. 93/95, near the Crossroads.

The Village of Invermere and the Windermere District Chamber had this tract of land under consideration for this purpose for some time.

40 years ago: The Chabots were honoured at a Civic banquet and dance in the Invermere Community Centre.

The banquet was to see off the Chabots, who had been residents of the Valley for 23 years, as James Chabot’s appointment as Minister of Labour required him to take residence in the provincial capital.

Chabot had been MLA since 1963.

35 years ago: Norman Chamberlist of Invermere Enterprises Ltd. met with Invermere council members.

Chamberlist pressed his request that the Village of Invermere supply sidewalks at the new Invermere Inn.

30 years ago: The Columbia Valley Recreation Society held a special meeting to apprise the Regional District of East Kootenay and Village of Invermere, in an informal way, of the proposed curling rink addition.

However, it was felt that the proposed curling rink was “shot down” before being properly presented.

25 years ago: The Kinsmen Beach parking lot was completely flooded.

However, this did not stop youngsters from splashing around and pedalling through the large puddle on their bikes.

20 years ago: The Invermere Rotary Club named Ray and Phyllis Jackson 1991’s Citizens of the Year.

The Radium couple were described as impeccable citizens of the community, and had both worked and volunteered with the Radium Hospital Auxiliary and Windermere District Hospital Board.

15 years ago: The billboards on display at the Crossroads were planned to be taken down…and then put back up again, on the other side of Hwy. 93/95. However, the billboards were to be re-done with better resistance to wind and be, overall, more visually pleasing.

10 years ago: B.C. Forest Service employees Mark Smedsted and Les Quick found a Grizzly cub on White Rock Road behind Canal Flats. He was rescued from a ditch, barely able to move, and taken to the Invermere Veterinary Hospital.

5 years ago: A male was at large and was arrested, as he had been convicted less than an hour earlier at the Invermere Provincial Court, and was conveniently found just down the road. Police stopped a motorcycle on 13 Ave. in Invermere after the male had sped through the four-way stop.

The male was arrested, and it was discovered the motorcycle had been stolen from Cranbrook.


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