Remember When? (March 23, 2016)

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

50     years ago (1966):

The annual general meeting of the Windermere District Social Services Society was held March 17th in Invermere Community Centre.


40 years ago (1976):     MP Howard Johnson was scheduled to address Anti-Gun Legislation in the C.E. Centre in Invermere on Tuesday, March 30th. He planned to open the meeting to the public, as the Gun Legislation before Parliament was being discussed with regards to how it affects people from all walks of life.


30     years ago (1986):

Nearly 32,000 British Columbian pensioners face the prospect of reduced pension payments next month. Reta Teeple, chief of old age security, stated that approximately 20 per cent of the Guartanteed Income Supplement for seniors have not completed renewal applications.


20       years ago (1996):

Hundreds of people from eastern B.C. and western Alberta interested in schitzophrenia were expected to converge and learn more about the topic at the conference in Fairmont Hot Springs on March 29th and 30th.


15     years ago (2001):

After getting over the initial shock of the mountains surrounding the valley, 10 visiting students from Nunavut and two chaperones, along with their billets, strapped on skis and snowboards at Panorama Mountain Resort.


10     years ago (2006):

Lee Lax, Jim Miller and Rod Stanford of the Windermere Volunteer Fire Department were presented with Good Samaritan Awards on behalf of the BC Ambulance Service for their efforts the previous fall at a March 21st ceremony.