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Remember When? ( March 9, 2016 )

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

50 years ago (1966):

The United Church held a co-ed camp for the first time ever. The camp was held at Rock Lake, was open to students in Grade 10 or above and costs eight dollars per participant.


40 years ago (1976):

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors pressed adminstrative staff to find out why the provincial goverment was taking so long to respond to the RDEK’s efforts to turn Whiteswan Lake into a provincial park. RDEK planner Eugene Lee said he suspected the process was being held up by opposition from several local goverment agencies, although he was careful not to name these agencies.


25 years ago (1991):

An open house meeting showcasing plans for the new David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS) building drew a crowd of local residents. The public response was overwhelmingly positive.


20 years ago (1996):

The DTSS girls’ curling team headed to the provincial championships. The team was skipped by Christine Keshen, and other team members were Kirstin Meadows, Kym and Kindry Dalke and Nicole Coy.


10 years ago (2006):

The RDEK board of directors voted nearly unanimously against a motion introduced by David Wilks to turn jurisdiction on the planned Jumbo Glacier Resort over to the provincial goverment (through the establishment of a mountain resort municipality). The sole vote in favour of the motion was that of Wilks. The motion sparked a record turnout of 18 delegations at the RDEK directors’ meeting.

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