October 2006 —Marion

October 2006 —Marion

Remember When? (October 8th, 2014)

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

  • Oct. 8, 2014 12:00 p.m.

50        years ago (1964):

Invermere was chosen as the location of a three-day assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses to be held in the Community Hall, October 9, 10, and 11. Henry Weinhandl, presiding minister of the Invermere congregation said there would be many delegates from all the congregations of the East Kootenay. A special feature of the assembly will be shown in film.


45     years ago (1969):

The Windermere District Social Services Society, with the approval of the Village Council, proposed to lease the campground to and trailer park located on their property near Pynelogs Rest Home to K.G. Bishop of Calgary. Mr. Bishop plans to redevelop the recreational site.


40    years ago (1974): As of March, a slump in international lumber markets imposed a considerable hardship on lumber producers in the interior of British Columbia. The honourable Robert Williams, Minister of Lands, Forests and Water Resources, announced that the Province would ease the burden by lowering stumpage rates to companies operating in the interior.


35     years ago (1979):

A proposal was made for the alternate access to leave the highway about a kilometre and a half north of Shuswap Creek and to join the Athalmer-Wilmer road before heading toward Invermere.


30     years ago (1984):

A RDEK public  hearing was held at the Edgewater Legion Hall on Wednesday, September 26th. Open to public discussion included bylaws 604 and 605 to rezone approximately 5 acres at the old mill site in Edgewater from SH-2 (Small Holdings) to I-1 (Light Industrial).


20     years ago (1994):

Chimney fires were the most common cause of house fires during winter in this area, yet with regular maintenance it was suggested that they could be avoided. The most common causes of the prolific chimney fires were attributed to a lack of regular cleaning and not using dry seasoned wood, according to sources from the Windermere Volunteer Fire Department.


15     years ago (1999):

Despite their busiest summer ever, the folks at Bavin’s Glassworks Studio managed to keep enough stock around for their fifth annual weekend show Oct 8 to 11 in Windermere. The show featured the renowned talents of glassblowers Pat and Ryan Bavin.


10     years ago (2004):

A new centre of learning was being built into the Columbia Lake Lodge in Canal Flats. The room was slated to be permanently rented to Windermere Valley Literacy (WVL) to house a variety of programs that promote learning in the full spectrum of areas.