October 5, 1933 The Langley Board of Trade, trying to determine whether it was worth continuing, called a meeting to assess local interest. Fifty people attended the meeting, and the Board decided against dissolution.
Willoughby and West Langley residents petitioned against Councillor Alex Hope's proposal to give relief tokens instead of cheques.
Seventy Years Ago October 7, 1943 Prominent pioneer, dairy farmer, and politician J.W. Berry passed away in Mur ray ville. Berry was Langley's MLA from 1928 to 1933.
All rangers who had attended 75 per cent of parades were exempted from poll taxes.
Sixty Years Ago October 8, 1953 Langley Prairie got its first streetlights, after 30 years of campaigning by local businessmen. Dick Graham succeeded Andy Van Kuyk as the Langley BPO Elks Lodge
Exalted Ruler. Fifty Years Ago October 10, 1963 Isabel Cull, first vice-president of the B.C. Teachers Federation, was to take part in the induction of new Langley teachers, the ceremony to be held at Langley Central School.
Forty Years Ago October 4, 1973 Premier Dave Barrett and Education Minister Evelyn Dailly were slated to officially open D.W. Poppy Junior Secondary School. A $12 million school construction referendum was prepared for Langley voters. Aaron Anderson of Telegraph Trail decided to disperse his prize Holstein herd. He was the 10th major local milk producer to leave the business that year. Thirty Years Ago October 5, 1983 Word of a seance that had involved a teacher and Grade 4 students prompted creation of a Langley School Board policy officially ruling out such activities in future. Twenty Years Ago October 6, 1993
Mayor Joe Lopushinsky apologized at an open City council meeting for publicly having called his councillors "idiots" and the City's fire chief a "whiner." A split council agreed to allow a proposal for a Murrayville apartment complex, at more than twice the density allowed under the current community plan, to go to public hearing. Township Councillors Steve Ferguson and Trudi Campen announced their intentions to seek re-election.
Ten Years Ago October 7, 2003 Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA and BC Solicitor General Rich Coleman introduced new laws for new drivers, including an increase in the "learner" period to six months. October 10, 2003 A Langley teacher serving jail time for sexually assaulting five of his students was acquitted of a charge of counselling to commit murder. A jury decided there was not enough evidence to convict him of trying to have the Crown counsel from his earlier trial killed.
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