Remember when? (September 21)

A look back at what's happened in the Columbia Valley over the past 50 years for the week of September 21.

September 16

50 years ago: A plea for support of the Board of Trade in urging policing of water traffic on Lake Windermere was voiced at a meeting of the Trade Board. Power boat operators had been reported as acting abrasively and it was described as a “miracle that no serious accidents occurred” for that summer season.

45 years ago: The East and West Kootenay Historical Society members arrived at Canal Flats to unveil a plaque presented by the government of British Columbia as part of a plan to recognize more historical sites in the province. A ceremony for the unveiling was held at the south end of the Canal Flats bridge.

40 years ago: Both the Canadian Royal Legion Branch No. 71 clubroom and the Lambert-Kipp Pharmacy were broken into. The Legion break-in was through the basement window, though nothing appeared to have been stolen. Some cash was stolen from the pharmacy, but no goods were found missing.

35 years ago: A contest to design a town crest for Invermere was underway, with awards being given to the first, second and third place winners.

Third place won $25, second won $50 and the first place winner won $100 and would be the chosen design.

28 years ago: A new playground gym was erected the park area behind the recreation centre. The gym was funded by the Devonian foundation in an extension of their main street improvement grant.

25 years ago: Duane Crandall from Golden was elected Social Credit candidate for the Columbia River riding on the third ballot of the nomination meeting.

20 years ago: A school reunion between the Athalmer and Invermere school districts was held, bringing in former teachers and students from 1915 classes to 1946.

15 years ago: A wall dedicated in memory of former Columbia Valley Rockies general manager and arena manager Eddie Mountain was unveiled at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena before the hockey team’s season opener.

10 years ago: A faulty barbecue hose was behind a condominium fire in Invermere. The fire, which completely destroyed one unit due to smoke and fire damage, also claimed three other units due to water damage.

5 years ago: A memorial golf tournament named after the late Roger Askey was held to benefit the Mount Nelson Athletic Park.

The tourney held in Askey’s memory aimed to help the children and community in his honour.

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