Eighty Years Ago
October 27, 1932
. The Langley Board of Trade called for another police officer for Langley district, saying the extra man could pay his own salary by watching for unlicenced peddlers doing business in the community.
Seventy Years Ago
October 29, 1942
. Langley was planning a new home for the aged to be built in Murrayville.
. The Oil Control Board forced earlier closing times on gas stations and garages, to enhance the war effort.
. Meanwhile, Langley citizens contributed $100,000 to the municipality's third Victory Loan drive.
Sixty Years Ago
October 30, 1952
. A local branch was formed by the Arthritis and Rheumatism Society.
. About 1,800 people jammed into Fort Langley, breaking Klondike Night celebration records for attendance, gross revenues, and profits.
Fifty Years Ago
November 1, 1962
. Eight more users had been added to Langley City's water system in September, boosting the total to 454 who had used 2,983,100 gallons of water that month, according to City records.
Forty Years Ago
October 26, 1972
. There were reports of animals being agitated and two residents said they had been awakened by an unidentified flying object over Aldergrove at about 4: 30 a.m. The UFO was described as spherical, and it cast a light bright enough to read a newspaper by as it swiftly rose into the night before it disappeared.
Thirty Years Ago
October 27, 1982
. Aldergrove was a "ghost town in the making," Township Council was warned by merchant Alf Williams, who said the only way to divert the village from such a fate was to allow the proposed Gloucester Properties industrial park plans to proceed.
Twenty Years Ago
October 28, 1992
. Although police were not aware of the motive for a Saturday night drive-by shooting in Langley, they expressed certainty that it was not a random incident. At least nine shots were fired at the home, two entering through a window No one was injured.
. The old Brookswood fire-hall, temporarily reprieved from a demolition order when Langley Boxing Club expressed an interest in the building, was condemned again. Council voted to spend $40,000 to tear it down.
. Langley' 75 per cent vote against Charlottetown constitutional accord contributed to its failure in federal referendum. B.C. led Canada with a 67.8 per cent "no" vote.
Ten Years Ago
October 29, 2002
. Two Langley teens were arrested in South Aldergrove after a shooting that sent a man to hospital.
. Long-time Langley resident Hugh Dobbie was named Burnaby's top business person by the Burnaby Board of Trade.
November 1, 2002
. Charges were approved against two young Langley men, stemming from two double-fatal crashes that killed Simon Featherston, Dayton Unger, Emile Schon, and Kyle Vanderkooi earlier in the year.