2006— Basil Stevens and his band performed during an intermission at the First NDN Idol

Remember When? (October 1st, 2014)

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

50     years ago (1964):

Construction was due to commence later in October on the Radium Hot Springs Lodge and it was expected that it would be completed in time for the 1965 tourist season. It would replace the original Lodge built by the CPR in 1924.


40 years ago (1974):     The student golf team from David Thompson gave a creditable showing in the East Kootenay Athletic Association Golf Championships held at the Cranbrook Golf and Country Club, Saturday, 21st. The Senior Boys team tied for second with Selkirk of Kimberley.


30     years ago (1984):

A Regional District of East Kootenay public hearing was held at the Edgewater Legion Hall on Wednesday, September 6th. Open to public discussion were bylaws 604 and 605 to rezone five acres at the old mill site in Edgewater from SH-2 (Small Holdings) to I-1 (Light Industrial).


20       years ago (1994):

In provincial court at Invermere on September, 26th, a Lethbridge woman was sentenced to prison on two charges of assault, robbery and kidnapping.


15     years ago (1999):

Bob Gadsby, access education instructor at the Invermere campus of the College of the Rockies was appointed as a member of the External Review Committee for the adult literacy cost-shared grants.


10     years ago (2004):

International delegates discussed  water and wild land managment issues during the Living Lakes Network conference in the valley. International press transmitted stories from the event to the global community.

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