2010 — Colleen Wagner and her students perform a dance show

Remember When ( May 6 2015)

A look back through The Valley Echo's archives over the last 55 years

55     years ago (1960):

The East Kootenay Health Unit announced the opening of the Creston Kiwanis Health Centre during the Creston Blossom Festival. The 33,000 dollar, two-floor building on Canyon Street was the first local health centre to go into service.


45 years ago (1970):

Four new businesses were announced during the annual Radium Hot Springs May Day. Flamingo Gift Shop, Radium Sports and Novelty Shop, Peny’s Delicatessen and  View Mont Service were all opened simultaneously a week later.


35     years ago (1980):

The Second Annual Milk Run was held by David Thompson Secondary School. The 3 km run, jog or walk celebrated School Sports Week in Canada and helped raise money for disabled children in B.C. The students were joined by members of the R.C.M.P. Together, they raised 300 dollars.


25    years ago (1990):

Invermere received its first automated teller, courtesy of CIBC.


15     years ago (2000):

The District of Invermere council established a policy to control the naming of parks and municiple buildings. The policy dictated that naming requests must be presented to the council. The policy came after increased requests from citizens asking that parks be renamed to commemorate and honour local figures.


5 years ago (2010):

The Friends of Kootenay National Park completed “Sheep in the Valley, The Bighorn of Radium Hot Springs.” Group president Wendy Bennett was thrilled about the book’s timing.

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