Eighty Years Ago August 31, 1933
Several people petitioned council for more relief, but councillors felt too much was being paid out already. Local potato farmers predicted a 20 per cent shortage in the harvest, due to blight and poor growing conditions.
Seventy Years Ago September 2, 1943
The municipal engineer was dismissed for misuse of a municipal truck, complaints from taxpayers, and noncooperation.
A fast freight went through an open switch and piled into boxcars on the W.S. Rogers Feed Co. siding in Fort Langley. A brakeman jumped from the train just before the impact, but was killed when a carload of coal toppled onto him.
Sixty Years Ago September 3, 1953
E.A. Lloyd, international poultry expert and professor emeritus at UBC, helped Langley Harvest Queen Sylvia Sorensen open the 61st annual Fall Fair.
Fifty Years Ago
September 5, 1963 A man convicted of driving while his licence was suspended was sentenced to 90 days in Oakalla prison. A woman convicted of giving her identification card to a minor to enter a beer parlour was fined $75.
Forty Years Ago
August 30, 1973 A shift system was instituted at Langley Secondary, pending completion of the new D.W. Poppy Secondary. Langley Memorial Hospital installed metered parking.
Thirty Years Ago
August 31, 1983 Langley Community Services treasurer Mun Hope asked the provincial Registrar of Societies to investigat the LCS's manage ment and finances, after voting irregularities surfaced.
Twenty Years Ago
September 1, 1993 Langley Township Council commissioned a $30,000 "Langley Tommorrow" survey, to update its similar study of three years earlier. Township community development director Kurt Alberts said the Township was considering a "major planning initiative" on growth management, the environment, affordable housing, and social planning.
City Council, after giving reluctant approval to a "topless shoeshine" business proposal, citing its legal inability to do otherwise, changed its mind and decided to use "all the tools we've got" to try and stop former City Alderman Tony
Hargrave and his partner from establishing the seminude service and others of "those types of businesses." City Council refused Mayor Joe Lopushinsky's motion to ask City residents whether or not council mem bers should get more pay. Councillor Lorraine Murchison said his plan was an election ploy, as it didn't allow for a pay reduction. She said City councillors were paid plenty, and pointedly added that she felt the mayor wasn't worth more money, either.
Ten Years Ago
September 2, 2003 The B.C. Board of Parole decided to explain the parole process, in the wake of public outrage over the board's decision to hear a parole application from the man who had killed 12-year-old Carley Regan in a hit-andrun driving incident.
September 5, 2003
For the sixth time in eight years, the Union of B.C. Municipalities had Langley City at the top of its Government Excellence Awards. A "cattle drive" was started in Langley to support beleaguered Alberta beef producers whose markets were devastated by the discovery of a single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy - more commonly known as "mad cow disease." The "cowboys" planned to haul a massive petition from the Save-On-Foods parking lot in Langley to Ottawa.
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