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pushed for a contract settlement. Thirty Years Ago

Langley’s history, as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance.

JUNE 25, 1980

pressing problem was at the Langley sawmill, which had flooded when the dikes began to leak at both ends. The wall held, however, and a feared break did not materialize.

Seventy Years Ago

JUNE 20, 1940

• Teachers who had taken Langley School Board to court to enforce an arbitration board ruling granting them a raise refused to resign at the school board’s request, and were subsequently fired. • Egg producers were receiving 15 cents a dozen for Grade “A” large eggs.

Fifty Years Ago

JUNE 23, 1960

• The Langley Board of Trade endorsed a proposal to bring the 1968 Winter Olympic Games to Manning Park on the Hope-Princeton Highway.

Sixty Year Ago

JUNE 22, 1950

• Three “pro-lifers” were elected to the Langley Memorial Hospital board, defeating three candidates who had been nominated by the hospital society’s board of trustees Twenty Years Ago

JUNE 20, 1990

• Charges were laid against two Langley youths for an alleged knife-point kidnapping of local teenagers in their car. The kidnappers dropped the teens off at the Joyce SkyTrain station and promised to return their car

– and were later arrested by Langley RCMP.

Ten Years Ago

JUNE 20, 2000

• Greater Vancouver Regional District manager Johnny Carline appeared in Langley at the invitation of a Township council that was seriously reconsidering its role in the GVRD. Carline brought two selling points: Langley gets a lot of services from the GVRD, and the GVRD is not TransLink. • TransLink had not yet divulged publicly how it planned to apply its proposed vehicle levy – and while a Freedom of Information Request by the

Langley Advance forced them to admit that it had such plans, it refused to produce any pertinent documents.

JUNE 23, 2000

• Langley City Mayor Marlene Grinnell spoke out against TransLink’s secrecy over a proposed vehicle levy, and threatened to resign from the TransLink board “if anything is amiss.” • The Langley Chamber of Commerce grew to more than 1,000 members. • Famous Players took Langley Township to court over a bylaw that limited the use of intense light displays at the Colossus Theatre in Walnut Grove.

Forty Years Ago

• Sand that had been deposited by the 1948 flood was used to fill bags needed to protect dikes against another potentially dangerous situation. The Fraser River had peaked at 24 feet (7.3 metres) and remained there several days. The most

JUNE 25, 1970

• “Pesky postal people pique public patience,” headed a story in the Advance about rotating strikes by Lower Mainland postal employees, which had Langley City workers off the job as they

High school

Life lessons learned …continued from A13

She said young people need to look for the type of schooling that best fits their learning and not to give up. She acknowledges that the program brings together people from different walks of life, including those who have faced substance abuse issues, and had criminal histories and at-risk behaviours. Magee recalls the participants being wary of each other when they first started but they became students, then friends, then family. And when it came time to celebrate their accomplishments at a ceremony at Newlands Golf and Country Club, the grads chose the petite brunette with the sassy smile as class valedictorian. So now she can add public speaking to her growing list of accomplishments. “I’ve taken so much more ouf of the school than just school stuff,” Magee said.

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Looking back… Teachers fired for demanding pay raise


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