February 2010 — A truck fell through the ice near Windermere Creek around the same time the Winter Olympics torch was going across Lake Windermere.

Remember When? (March 4th, 2015)

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

50     years ago (1965):

A bad road curve was under study. The Windermere District Chamber of Commerce executive had taken up with MLA James Chabot the need to improve the “S” curve at Stoddart Creek in the interest of safety. At least two accidents had occurred on that portion of Highway 95 early that year. Mr. Chabot informed the committee that steps were being taken to improve the hazardous curve.

40     years ago (1975):

The B.C. Heart Foundation was having a mail campaign for funds in the District.  Campaign chairman Mrs. Anita Peters of Edgewater reported that the response to the mail campaign was excellent.

30    years ago (1985):

The newly formed Windermere Valley Citizens’ Resource Patrol had a series of meetings to set up organized patrols on or before the long weekend in May. The areas to be patrolled, were from Brisco to Findley Creek and were to be clearly printed on signs. Books, posters, vehicle signs and decals were to be placed in each patrol vehicle.

20     years ago (1995):

The Windermere Valley Pee Wees were the kings of the Kootenays. In true dramatic fashion, the squad defeated Golden 6-4 in a weekend tournament played at the Columbia Valley Recreation Centre in Invermere. “Golden was undefeated and we were undefeated,” said coach Milton Crawford. “That was pretty much the grand finale.”

10     years ago (2005):

An “Action Alert” was sent out by Wildsight in the hopes that it would generate enough public pressure on the federal government to force it to finally make a decision on instating a horsepower restriction in the Columbia River Wetlands.

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