EIGHTY YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 5, 1931
. Four dollars were being spent on extension work for every dollar collected by the B.C. Electric Co., a company representative told a general meeting of the local Board of Trade.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 6, 1941
. Seasonal conditions, coupled with a shortage of storage eggs, drove the price up by three cents per dozen. Grade A large eggs now sold at 39 cents per dozen.
SIXTY YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 8, 1951
. An $80,000 nine-room school building program was mapped out by Langley School Board. The additions were expected to meet the district's needs for the next two years.
FIFTY YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 9, 1961
. An agreement reached
between teachers and the school board resulted in an average 1.47 per cent salary raise for teachers.
FORTY YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 4, 1971
. Langley Family Service changed its name to Langley Family Services and moved to an office above the Rexall Drug store east of Glover Road on Fraser Hwy.
THIRTY YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 4, 1981
. A coroner's jury found that, while there was no overt racial discrimination evident in the handling of a critically ill Native Indian at Langley Memorial Hospital, Vincent Bruce Mickey may have been subjected to unconscious discrimination by hospital staff.
TWENTY YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 6, 1991
. A recommendation to tear down the old Brookswood fire hall, instead of implementing costly restorations, created a stir at Township council until it was tabled for 30 days.
. Local MP Bob Wenman's "right to die" bill passed second reading in the House of Commons. The bill sought Criminal Code amendments to protect physicians from criminal liability when a patient has requested that treatment to prolong life not be started or continued. It would also protect doctors who administer pain-killing drugs to terminally ill patients, even if the treatments hastened death.
. Willoughby residents vowed to continue their fight to keep their community rural, after Township council passed a bylaw permitting rezoning in the area.
. A pilot project that put Langley City RCMP officers on bicycle patrols was hailed as a success.
TEN YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 6, 2001
. Two Langley Christian School students, young musicians returning from a Remembrance Day gig rehearsal in White Rock, were killed in a car crash.
. Langley teachers joined colleagues across the province in serving strike notice.
. The provincial government set a double standard for minimum wage: $8 per hour for adults, and $6 for youngsters entering the workforce.
NOVEMBER 9, 2001
. After a year of railing against TransLink taxes, fees, and levies, Langley Township Mayor Kurt Alberts voted in favour of a two-cents-per-litre gas tax.
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