10 years ago (2003): A major 306-acre development planned for Invermere was the subject of an open house, in which the developer sought to inform the public about Castle Rock Estates, and convince local government offcials to allow an official community plan amendment for the project.
“We will be having strict development guidelines along with a community association,” said David Behan, a developer with Fairmont Park Properties. “There will also be some small commercial development, such as a gas bar, convenience store, hair salon and other small businesses available.
• A day at work turned into tragedy for 19-year-old Brodie Godlien, who was seriously injured when his legs became caught between two large roller drums at Range Truss in Invermere. Mr. Godlien was flown by STARS air ambulance to Calgary where his legs had to be amputated. The business was closed as a Workers’ Compensation Board investigation began.
20 years ago (1993): Petting zoo owners Frank and Margaret Daugherty were fined $50 after pleading guilty to three violations of the Wildlife Act.
The Edgewater couple told the court they were just trying to do everything legally while providing a free petting zoo for kids. Mr. Daugherty had applied for a permit to operate the petting zoo after he received a red fox and a silver fox from family members in Three Hills, Alberta, but the permit was denied.
• Columbia Valley RCMP were investigating a collision between a power boat and a sailboat on the evening of September 18th. Three people, all from Calgary, were sent to the Invermere and District Hospital as a result of the collision.
30 years ago (1983): Voters in Radium Hot Springs objected to incorporation in a vote on September 24th. Just 55 people supported the move, while 126 residents opposed the idea.
• Twenty-five cyclists competed in the fourth annual Westside Classic road bike race on September 25th, enjoying sunny skies over the 20-kilometre and 24-kilometre race courses.
• The B.C. Arrows baseball team from Invermere won the championship at North American Indian Fast Pitch games held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The A’s bested 36 other teams, and Chief Paul Sam accepted the trophy on behalf of the team.