Remember When? (June 27)

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

50 years ago: A new 24 room motel had opened in Dry Gulch. The Wagon Wheel Motel catered mostly to guests from Calgary and Edmonton, and featured private telephones in each suite.

45 years ago: A local fisherman had a close call when the engine of the boat he was piloting exploded while on Lake Windermere. The fisherman escaped injury by diving into the water as soon as he saw the engine on fire, escaping the explosion.

20 years ago: A deluxe housing subdivision proposed for Upper Lakeview Rd. was given the go-ahead, after a year of waiting. The plan was to build 45 single family homes on a 19-acre parcel of land intended for retirees and semi-permanent residents.

15 years ago: Panorama was taking a shot at a new family music festival with their Music on the Mountain Family Festival. Starting with a pancake breakfast, the first annual event was also set to open the new Greypup Miniature Golf Course.