Eighty Years Ago
August 22, 1935
• Directors of the Langley Agricultural Association met in Milner to lay plans for the Sept. 18 Fall Fair.
• The Firemen’s Dance was to feature Buck McLary and his B.C. Rangers and radio personalities. Admission was 50 cents.
• The spinsters of Fort Langley organized a novelty dance for September.
Seventy Years Ago
August 23, 1945
• Repats returning to Langley included Cpl. S.D. Watson, Cpl. H.V. Brown, and Pte. T.C. Clemas.
• Gas rationing ended in Canada, but 40 mile-per-hour restrictions – lifted in the U.S. – remained in effect because too many cars were equipped with poor tire.
• Langley’s V-J peace celebration included a dance that started at Fraser Hwy. and Glover Rd. and moved to Murrayville Hall.
Sixty Years Ago
August 25, 1955
• Curb-to-curb paving of the Trans-Canada Highway (Fraser Hwy.) took asphalt through Langley City to Langley Central School.
• Langley Amateur Athletic Ass’n accepted $450 for the sale and demolition of its 31-year-old Athletic Hall.
• Nominations to fill the vacancies created by resignations of three Township councillors closed – and with no other nominations, all three were re-elected by acclamation.
Fifty Years Ago
August 26, 1965
• The Langley Scholarship Committee awarded $6,675 in scholarships and loans to 36 students in Langley and Aldergrove.
• Barry Brandow and Bill Krentz of Langley were part of the Abbotsford team that went to Chicago to compete in the Senior A Men’s World Softball Tournament.
• Miss Langley Margaret Watt was among the 29 contenders in the Miss PNE Pageant.
Forty Years Ago
August 21, 1975
• Central Fraser Valley municipalities were told they might have to return to burning their garbage instead of burying it, this time in closed incinerators that would produce steam as a by-product.
• The CFV Regional District considered commuter rail for rapid transit to Vancouver.
• The Canadian Community Newspapers Ass’n, at a convention in Saskatchewan, recognized the Langley Advance as the best community service provider in the country.
Thirty Years Ago
August 21, 1985
• An Aldergrove man convicted of two counts of drunk driving was fined $600 and had his licence suspended. In committing one of the two offences, he had run a stop sign, hit another vehicle, fled the scene of the accident, and hit a child in a baby carriage.
Twenty Years Ago
August 23, 1995
• Lower Mainland Chicken Growers voted in Aldergrove to ask the B.C. government to hold off on radical changes to industry operating and pricing regulations.
• Thirty RCMP officers, half of them in plain clothes, were dispatched to Walnut Grove to forestall threats of violence between management and truckers locked in a labour dispute.
• Langley Memorial Hospital was to receive $569,000 in annual provincial funding to operate six new psychiatric care beds.