Langley In History: Week of Dec. 17

Eighty Years Ago

December 12, 1935

Municipal elections were six weeks away, but rumours suggested several potential candidates, including Alex Hope and Jack Jones for reeve and Hugh MacAuel, Joe Gibson, and Mrs. Shaw for councillor.

Seventy Years Ago

December 13, 1945

A delegation from Campbell River Heights Community Club asked the local Board of Trade to support a request to get Hunter Road (200th St.) hard-surfaced.

Langley Board of Trade was to sponsor a junior farmers’ club during the coming year.

Sixty Years Ago

December 15, 1955

Reeve George Brooks accused Coun. Eric Flowerdew of tipping off Langley City Mayor Sendall about a meeting between a Township council representative and municipal arbitration board appointee Len Greenwood.

Plans for full double shifts at Langley High School were outlined to the school board by principal R.E. Mountain.

Smoking was banned from all Langley schools at any time except in designated areas, a new school board policy decreed.

Fifty Years Ago

December 16, 1965

With only one office up for election in Langley district, counting the poll was a simple task, and the last count was in the hands of returning officer D.J. Doubleday about an hour after the polling closed at 8 p.m. The final count was 976 for Bill Poppy and 486 for George Copeman.

Northern Peat Moss Co. was expected to harvest, dry, and package peat near the Fraser River bank off River Road in the spring.

Forty Years Ago

December 11, 1975

Everything was left in the air after a rehash of a public hearing into the Fraser Valley Arenas (1975) Ltd. proposal for an arena with two ice rinks at 204th St. and 88th Ave. A bylaw intended to pave the way for the facility was due for final reading, but was tabled indefinitely.

City council got a pat on the back from the Downtown Parking Commission, which it had established in spring to provide “adequate parking in the downtown core for the present needs.” The committee, meeting twice monthly, identified traffic congestion as a major problem, while parking was already “adequate.”

Thirty Years Ago

December 11, 1985

Community help was sought after the third fire in a week destroyed a local resident’s home, car and van.

Twenty Years Ago

December 13, 1995

Walnut Grove Secondary School’s PAC launched a letter writing campaign to lobby Education Minister Art Charbonneau to release money to expand the over-crowded school.

 

 

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