2007 — Radium Hot Springs resident Gorm Larsen displays the massive wasp nest he cut from a tree bordering his home.

Remember When? (March 30, 2016)

A look back through The Valley Echo's archives over the last 56 years

50        years ago (1966):

The Ninth Annual Lake Windermere Credit Union meeting featured guest speaker Alan Johnson, who served as the Edgewater Credit Union secretary, perspective on loans and administration. The Lake Windermere Credit Union chairman, Gordon Lake, told attendees that 1965 had been a successful year for the branch. He explained the bank had gained $44,000 in 1965 and, since incorporation of the local union in 1957, total loans amounted to $146,000.


45     years ago (1971):

The Windermere District Hospital Board of Directors appointed administrator Larry Root, formerly of Cranbrook. Mr. Root was a graduate of commerce from the University of British Columbia and had work experience in Vancouver, Seattle and Cranbrook.


40    years ago (1976):

One hundred and thirty four athletes competed at the David Thompson Secondary School judo competition. Daryl Fuller placed first in the Senior Men’s A  Division and was also recognized for being one of the first students that Hermann Mauthner enlisted in the Invermere Judo Club.


30     years ago (1986):

There were verified reports of five goose-nesting platforms being damaged with axes; two people had been seen shooting towards nesting geese; and the side of one goose-nest had been cut down. Rod and Gun Club members had patched up most of the damaged nests and were urging residents to report similar conversation issues to the RCMP.


20     years ago (1996):

Panorama Mountain Resort management was sending the 1996 ski season off with a bang. April 14th was the final day for skiing and then beginning April 6th, live bands, barbecues, fireworks, facepainting and sports were to take place.

15     years ago (2001):

With spring break ending, the Insurance Corporation of BC was encouraging motorists to remember speed rules in school and playground areas. When school was in session, the 30 kilometre per hour speed limit was in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day that children were in class. The speed limit in playground areas, also 30 kilometres per hour, was in effect from dawn until dusk 365 days a year.


10     years ago (2006):

Sometime between March  8th and 10th, a young female student at David Thompson Secondary School had $500 USD stolen from her purse. The Columbia Valley RCMP were working with the school to find out what happened to the money and were

looking for any information that could further the

investigation. The Mounties were encouraging people to contact them or Crime Stoppers with information in exchange for a $2,000 reward.

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