1963 - Pet owners today can only salivate at the savings they would have had when paying for dog licenses in Invermere in the early 1960s

1963 - Pet owners today can only salivate at the savings they would have had when paying for dog licenses in Invermere in the early 1960s

Remember When? (March 13 Valley Echo)

A look back through The Valley Echo over the last 50 years.

2008

Blueprints have been finalized for the community greenhouse planned at DTSS. A program will be introduced to the school which sees students produce organic fruits and vegetables for DTSS consumption. The program would eventually aim to produce a surplus which could be sold at the summer market in Invermere.

1993

a 24-year-old man was growing “a few small” marijuana plants inside a cooler while he was living in a motel. The street value of the plants was estimated around $30. The man was charged $400 and spent a day in jail.

1988

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort sold a big asset last week – Riverside Golf Estates was purchased by Don and Carol Seable; the developers and funders of the Kananaskis Hotel. Two hundred residential lots and 200 condos are expected to be constructed in the near future.

1973

The insurance corporation of BC is reminding readers that “if you think driver’s premium is hard to swallow, you’re wrong. It’s only rough on the reckless driver. And it should be. The speeders, the illegal turners, the light runners are going to pay more. A lot more. After all, fair is fair. So watch it.”

1968

Students at DTSS were upset and staged a protest. Last Wednesday, vice principal Tom Hutchison address the concerns of the teens. He said that the girls bathroom is locked during lunch hour because of the amount of smoking occurring in it – far more than the boys washroom. Dangerous travel is the reason behind the stoppage of the inter-house ski club meetings, he said, and the Sadie Hawkins Dance won’t happen this year because it will disrupt the academic atmosphere, and the last school dance was very poorly attended. “You have to cooperate if you want the school to cooperate,” he told the students.

1963

The Invermere Television Association has almost reached 40 subscribers, enough to hit their $2,000 target for Ottawa to consider a TV Satellite in the DOI. The campaign is being spearheaded by the Kinsmen, who say, “Why wait for expensive television to be piped in with a hookup charge? If residents of Athalmer, Invermere, Wilmer and Windermere area join now and support the Invermere Television Association, reception will be quicker, cheaper and there will be the satisfaction of community cooperation.