2010 — Howie Williams (far left) and Edna Godlien (far right) presented awards to Jade Bowen

Remember When? ( May 13, 2015)

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

50     years ago (1965):

RCMP of Kimberley and the City Ambulance Service answered a call at 7:30 p.m on Sunday, July 26th following the report of a drowning at Wasa Resort. On arrival, they found that Raymond Joseph Despins, 17, of Prince Albert, Sask. had been in difficulty, but was revived.


45 years ago (1970):

The Department of Manpower and Immigration purchased spaces in evening courses approved by the Technical Education Branch of the B.C. Department of Education. Local Manpower Manager Bernie McKenzie stated that the objective of the courses was to upgrade persons in their occupations.


40     years ago (1975):

Kootenay Rock and Snow Trading Co. Ltd. in Invermere and Mountain View Motel in Radium Hot Springs were two of four nominations in the Kootenays recommended for the 1974 Park and Tilford awards.


30    years ago (1985):

Mother Nature demonstrated her awesome power and unpredictable ways when a flash flood roared through Fairmont on Friday August, 3rd. “Never,” said one amazed onlooker, “would I have expected something like this to happen here.”


20     years ago (1995):

A fire at the northwest end of the Invermere airport erupted, potentially causing considerable damage. The fire reached a size of 0.5 hectares, the greatest danger being the location.


10     years ago (2005):

Twenty eight-year-old Aaron Clark, a local mountain bike racer, was among an elite few to participate in the Mountain Bike World Cup at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

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