Eighty Years Ago
June 23, 1932
. An "unspecified number" of unemployed men on relief strongly protested Langley council's new requirement that they cut cordwood for the municipality in order to receive their grocery money.
Seventy Years Ago
June 25, 1942
. Langley and Maple Ridge municipal councils balked at a provincial proposal that they change their boundaries so as to meet in the centre of the Fraser River.
. Nearly 100 Langley men carpooled to Vancouver to donate blood to the Red Cross for Canadian troops fighting overseas.
. More than 300 Langley cattle were vaccinated against Bangs disease.
Sixty Years Ago
June 26, 1952
. Langley's Dave Stafford was off to the final Olympic trials in Hamilton, Ont.
. Langley Prairie's petition for separate incorporation - secession from the rest of Langley, that is - was nearing completion.
. John Davis was installed as president of the Langley Lions Club.
Fifty Years Ago
June 28, 1962
. Construction of the 401 freeway cut Jackman Road (272nd St.) into unconnected north and south sections.
. Nearly 400 Boy Scouts from Canada and the United States met for an International Camporee at Bruce McLean's farm on North Bluff Road (16th Ave.). Scouts came from as far away as Los Angeles.
Forty Years Ago
June 22, 1972
. Langley City instituted a surcharge against any construction that did not conform to existing zoning bylaws.
. Fraser River water reached the 23-foot mark, causing flooding in some areas.
Thirty Years Ago
June 23, 1982
. A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed while riding his bicycle on 208th St.
. The body of a missing 28-year-old Langley man was found by swimmers at Venture's Pit. The grisly discovery had been made after a police search had been called off.
Twenty Years Ago
June 24, 1992
. Twenty-four-year-old Angela Dawn Richards was found murdered in her Langley apartment.
. Lack of support from provincial and federal governments was allowing California competition to seriously hurt local farmgate prices, local farmers maintained, and they punctuated their concerns by dumping tonnes of produce on the Legislature steps in Victoria.
. After everyone thought the issue had died down, natural gas drilling was once again being considered in the Fraser Valley, with the provincial government's announcement that it would accept two well permits from the Fraser Valley Gas Project, made up of Conoco Canada Ltd., Dynamic Oil Ltd., and B.C. Gas.
. The controversial Site 19 gravel pit proposal for South Langley was turned down by Township Council, and a park was proposed for the land at 224th St. and 6th Ave. instead.
. Doctors prepared to close their offices for a day, to protest proposed provincial legislation which they said would limit their ability to provide patients with appropriate health care.
Ten Years Ago
June 25, 2002
. A wet spring delayed the local strawberry season - but copious sunshine in the latter part of June ensured excellent berries when they finally arrived.
. An energy industry expert said there was no solid economic grounding for the environmentally controversial Sumas Energy 2 proposal.
June 28, 2002
. Langley City's rail overpass was conspicuous in its continued absence from a list of $57 million in infrastructure projects announced by the federal and provincial governments.
. Two controversial projects - the Interfor development in Fort Langley and the 200th Street freeway interchange - received narrow margins of assent from Township council.
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