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This Week in History, March 14

This Week in History features a selection of stories from the Arrow Lakes News archives

March 13, 1952 –

Edgewood sale nets $118.00

A most successful St. Patrick’s Day Sale and Tea was held in the Legion Hall at Edgewood on Monday afternoon. Tea tables were attractively decorated with coloured pussy willows, done in white, green and gold. Articles that were not sold were auctioned off by Mrs. A. Togerson.

March 15, 1972 –

Byline Burpy

After a fairly slow start, the year looks like it is beginning to pick up. Business men in Nakusp are starting to see a slow climb and things look pretty good for the upcoming summer.

March 17, 1982 –

Good luck Pee Wees

This weekend the Nakusp B.C. Timber Pee Wees motoring to 100 Mile House to compete in the British Columbia hockey championships.

Once again it is coach Leno Zanier who is at the helm of a provincial calibre team from Nakusp. Leno has had phenomenal success with the teams he has coached over the years in Nakusp and we wish him all the luck of the Irish in the Provincial Championships.

It should be noted that although Leno has had several teams to these heights over the years, this is the first time that he has had his son as a participant. Along with Leno is his faithful helper Jack Katchen who has managed several of the teams which Leno has guided to the Provincial finals.

This week a tip off the hat to Leno and Jack and for that matter all the men and women who volunteer their leisure time to the boys and girls in Minor Hockey.

March 18, 1992 –

Forest industry faces more financial shocks

British Columbia’s forest industry, which suffered record financial losses last year, is still facing months of stormy weather, with only a little sunshine in the forecast.

A Price Waterhouse financial executive told a conference in Vancouver that although markets are improving slightly for lumber, pulp and newsprint, there are more shocks ahead. Mike MacCallum said that to regain its health, the industry over the next five years must make substantial changes in its structure.

“There will be forest closures due to environmental pressures, and there will be pulp, paper and sawmill closures because there is over-capacity, as well as old, un-competitive mills,” he said.

Mr. MacCallum said these changes will lead to a substantial reduction in the number of men and women directly employed in the forest industry.

March 14, 2001 –

Liquor stores begin dry grad fundraising

The Liquor Distribution Branch started this year’s dry grad fundraising campaign. B.C. Liquor store customers are able to support dry grad celebrations at their local high schools by donating $1 at their liquor store.


In turn, customers will receive one of three dry grad bookmarks. All donations will be given to the local school district to be distributed to high schools planning alcohol-free graduations.