EIGHTY YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 24, 1931
. Mr. T.E. Hininger was the latest Langley resident to drill for water in the muni-cipality. Drilling in the Milner area, Hininger managed to tap into an artesian flow that drew 40,000 gallons per day.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 25, 1941
. The local fire brigade threatened to disband if a fire bylaw was not passed by council by the end of December.
SIXTY YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 27, 1951
. Alderman Halford D. Wilson told Langley Board of Trade members at their meeting in Langley Hotel that the concept of an incorporated city with a population of 50,000 was not a pipe dream for the Langley Prairie area.
FIFTY YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 28, 1961
. A bull calf was delivered by caesarean section in the middle of a field at the George Medd farm on Brown Road (240th St.) in Fort Langley. The calf survived after a few minutes of artificial respiration, and the dam (mother cow) was on her feet, eating grass, four hours later. The operation was performed by Dr. R.M.J. Irwin and his son Byron.
FORTY YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 23, 1971
. A new Fraser Valley Regional Library branch was opened in Aldergrove, at the corner of Fraser Highway and 271st Street. The head librarian was Audrey Reynolds.
. Langley Township council voted to pay out $11,000 in special allocations for school supplies and clothing for children of welfare recipients.
THIRTY YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 23, 1981
. Ignoring pleas to discuss plans for a regional garbage dump in private, Alderman Ian Stachan called on Township council to reject outright the GVRD's proposal to start a landfill at Derby Reach.
. Sixteen new teachers were kept on, despite a shortfall in projected student enrolment. The move was aimed at lowering class sizes throughout Langley School District.
TWENTY YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 25, 1991
. Premier Rita Johnson called the long-awaited provincial election for Oct. 17.
Langley's incumbent Social Credit MLAs, Carol Gran and Dan Peterson, had already been campaigning for weeks, including running election-style newspaper advertising.
. The premier's election call signalled the splitting of Langley's two-MLA riding into two new ridings of Langley and Fort LangleyAldergrove, each represented by a single MLA.
. Property in the northeastern corner of Langley Township was considered a preferred location for a secured youth prison. The proposed 36bed facility was to house criminals aged 12-17 years.
TEN YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
. After a decade and a half of effort, the Fort to Fort Trail was finally a reality, offering a scenic walking route from downtown Fort Langley to Derby Reach Regional Park.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2001
. Kim Thomas, a Brownie leader with the Telegraph Trail District in Walnut Grove, was selected to join a five-person task force looking into the goals and objectives of the Girl Guides movement across Canada.
. Yet another movie was about to be made in Fort Langley. but some of the villagers were ready to revolt - they were divided over whether the tourism dollars brought in by bigbudget film projects offset the disruption to regular business.