Our Town

Valley Go Go Sisters host Cheryl Fraser

More than 25 million dollars has been raised in the past 10 years for African grandmas by Canadian grandma groups.

Webcams prove important new tool for local tourism

Webcams have become the latest way to increase tourism across the Columbia Valley.

From dance studio kid to dance studio co-owner

Meesh Jensen went from local dancer to the co-owner of United Dance studio in Invermere B.C.

Singh name-checks Trump, Scheer on defensive on Day 4 of campaign
Mounties charge one of their own under national secrets law
Mounties charge one of their own under national secrets law
Conservative, Liberal and NDP leaders focus on family, housing and health care

Golfer repeats hole-in-one feat

Jim Jenkinson shot a hole-in-one 14 years ago and then did it again on the same hole a few weeks ago

Mike Vernon: remembering the Golden Days

As the NHL advances through the annual Stanley Cup playoffs, Mike Vernon remembers his days winning the Cup.

France revisited: the life lessons of an Invermere student exchange

Local David Thompson Secondary Student returns from France where she had been on exchange with list of life lessons.

Community radio station on the horizon

Rodd Wayne Weisbrodt has plans to open up the Columbia Valley Community Radio Station over the course of the next two years

New invasive mussel inspection station comes to Radium

B.C. announces new funding to set up permanent invasive mussel inspections stations in communities close to provincial borders

Mystery of the ‘missing’ plaque uncovers history

The mystery whether or not a plaque commemorating the Boer War ever existed on the Invermere cenotaph — and if it did

Easter egg hunts in the Columbia Valley

The egg-spectation of families being able to find chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs has returned to the Upper Columbia Valley this weekend.

Mobilize attracts new residents to valley

A 24-year-old Haligonian has made the Columbia Valley home after completing a work experience as a housekeeper at Copper Point Resort.

Remember When? (March 2)

A look back through The Valley Echo's archives over the last 50 years

  • Mar 2, 2016

Rockies congratulated

Well, congrats to our boys. We are so proud of you and your efforts.

  • Mar 2, 2016

Pink Shirt Day returns to the Columbia Valley

Local schools are fighting to give victims a voice by raising awareness about bullying

Rangers touch up Earl Grey Trail

An Upper Columbia Valley backpacking trail, which is one of the Kootenay region’s premiere


Albert Frydman had an amazing day hiking the Hoodoo trail

  • Oct 28, 2015


The Gillies’ family showed up as a group of dice for the District of Invermere’s annual Monster Mash Dash

  • Oct 28, 2015

B.C. bats need your help

The Kootenay Community Bat Project (KCBP) is promoting bat conservation and asks residents in the region to help by building bat houses

  • Oct 22, 2015


The Eugene family in the Shuswap Indian Band can boast a five-generation gathering

  • Oct 7, 2015

Valley Life Photo Gallery (October 7, 2015)

The third annual District of Invermere Oktoberfest was celebrated by all ages in downtown Invermere on Saturday, October 3rd.

  • Oct 7, 2015