Langley in history: Farmers donate produce to Saskatchewan

From the files of the Langley Advance, started in 1931

Eighty Years Ago

October 1, 1936

South County Line residents asked council to help them extend electrical service into their area.

A rail car full of fruit and vegetables was sent to drought-stricken Saskatchewan.

Seventy Years Ago

October 3, 1946

Public health officer Dr. A. McBurney stressed the urgency of providing adequate sewerage disposal for the growing centres in the municipality.

Sixty Years Ago

October 4, 1956

Langley Board of Trade added its voice to calls for a better water supply.

Fifty Years Ago

October 6, 1966

Council shelved plans for a $100,000 plebiscite for a recreation centre in Langley City Park for a year. MLA Hunter Vogel said the Langley Arts Council planned to build a theatre.

Forty Years Ago

September 30, 1976

Vandals snipped a guy wire and knocked out local radio station CJJC’s transmissions for several hours.

Local teacher salary negotiations were handled throughout the Fraser Valley by a joint negotiator on the school boards’ side of the table.

Thirty Years Ago

October 1, 1986

A local Kinsmen Club received a $150,000 grant from Township council to build a community centre in Aldergrove.

Twenty Years Ago

October 2, 1996

A partnership between Telus and Langley School District put Internet connections into local public schools.

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