Remember when? (June 29)

A look back at what's happened in the Columbia Valley over the past 50 years for the week of June 29.

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50 years ago: The Edgewater District Credit Union won the C.U.B. Award for best annual meeting in credit unions under five years of age.

The award was presented at the 22nd annual B.C. Credit Union League Convention held at Nelson.

45 years ago: The Valley’s first supermarket, Super-Valu, opened in Invermere.

It was built adjacent to Valley Foods, which would operate the new store.

40 years ago: The extension to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 71 Club room was officially opened. The opening evening was celebrated with a gala banquet and dance.

35 years ago: The Senior Citizens’ Housing Program in Invermere had been granted approval by the federal and provincial government under their assistance program.

The 24-storey apartment project would be located at the corner of 6th Street and 6th Avenue in Invermere.

30 years ago: Bob Campsell and Gil Cartwright of the Windermere District Rod and Gun Club presented Madeline Turnor with a plaque commemorating her years of service to the club.

This was to replace the plaque destroyed in a fire in her home.

25 years ago: Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Ritchie approved $5,000 under the 1986/87 Revenue Sharing Program to conduct a sewer and water study in Invermere.

The study was to provide the benefits of a sound provincial infrastructure, community well-being and economic renewal.

20 years ago: A grant for around $30,000 was confirmed to go towards the expansion of the town hall in Radium.

Construction of the 2,460-square-foot addition was planned for a July start.

15 years ago: A one-day-old fawn was found on Fairmont Hot Springs Resort property by two employees after the fawn appeared to be abandoned.

The fawn was brought to the Valley Veterinary Clinic.

10 years ago: J.A. Laird Elementary officially opened their new playground with a ribbon-cutting.

The colourful completion ceremony for the $52,000 addition was attending by service clubs, government and private officials.

5 years ago: A human skull, located just off-shore in lake Windermere, was found, as well as additional bones.

However, the remains were not related to the skull. The skull and remains were sent to an anthropologist for study, with an excavation planned for when the results came back in.


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