Remember When? (March 16, 2016)

A look back through The Valley Echo's archives over the last 50 years

50     years ago (1966):

David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS) held an open house for Grade 7 to Grade 12 students. Activities included a typing competition, academic quizzes and student art projects.


40 years ago (1976):

The Invermere Business Association discussed Invermere’s new comprehensive development plan. Concerns included deadling with traffic and making downtown more attractive.


30 years ago (1986):

More than 400 people attended the figure skating carnival at the Invermere arena.   Participants and spectators alike merrily donned costumes for the  “Let’s Go to the Circus” theme.


20 years ago (1996):

DTSS hosted a trade fair on the then-emerging phenomena of the Internet. More than 200 people turned up for the event.


15 years ago (2001):

The Invermere Public Library moved into a new location — the old RCMP building in downtown Invermere. The space had become vacant after the RCMP moved to a new location at the crossroads. The then-new library location had no heat source at the time, but did include a jail cell.


10 years ago (2006):

Invermere residents and officials were searching for a solution to the problem of vandalism in the public downtown washrooms. Brisco resident Diane Mattson reported to The Echo that she had recently stopped to use them and found the sinks clogged and the taps running, with the toilets also overflowing. Distict staff said the RCMP had been notified.