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This Week in History: October 3

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

October 6, 1932 –

Fair to pay all prize money, although a deficit of $50

The Fair Board held a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The secretary-treasurer submitted a financial statement of the fair’s operations. There was a deficit of about fifty dollars due largely to the decrease in government grant and the general depression. The board decided to pay accounts and prize money in full. A committee was formed to arrange for the securing of the deficit in funds and are working on it now, hoping to have the hearty co-operation of the citizens so that the books may close in December with a balance.

October 1, 1942 –

Change in milk prices

I have been advised that effective Oct. 1 my application for an increase in milk prices from 10 cents to 12 1/2 cents a quart has been approved by the Wartime Prices and Trade Board at Ottawa so that effective immediately milk will be 12 1/2 cents per quart and 7 cents per pint. Hillcrest Dairy, Mrs. M. Bailey Nakusp, B.C.

October 2, 1952 –

Family flees as fire destroys home, store

A family fled for their lives in the early hours of the morning, as fast-spreading flames engulfed their home and adjoining store in Winlaw, Sunday. Clad scantily, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Jones and their two teen-aged children rushed from their blazing home when Mrs. Jones awoke during the night and smelled smoke. It is believed the fire broke out about 3:30 a.m. in one of the three sheds at the rear of the building. The entire log structure, its contents and stock were destroyed. Members of the B.C. Forest Service station across the Slocan highway from the Jones’ home and store made a futile effort to save the building, but fast-spreading flames demolished the structure within hours. No insurance was carried on the buildings or stock. By Sunday night, RCMP had unearthed no clues as to the cause of the fire. Investigations are continuing.

October 4, 1972 –

Hockey mothers to swap skates and equipment

The Nakusp Ladies Auxiliary to Minor Hockey met on September 26 after a four month recess. Twenty-two members were present. A working bee was organized on Thursday to repair hockey uniforms. Many ladies expressed interest in trading or buying used hockey equipment and skates. It was decided to have a central depot…anyone wishing to take part should contact Norma Hascarl.

October 3, 2002 –

Pope & Talbot maps donated to Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue

The Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue team has a new tool at its disposal when it heads off looking for people lost or injured. Two sets of maps detailing Pope & Talbot’s tree farm licence have been donated.

“It’s pretty key for the Search and Rescue guys to have an updated set of maps,” said Doug Lang. Both sets of maps contain the names of every highway and logging road in the tree farm licence, as well as information on which bridges are open and which are deactivated. The maps also show topographical lines, every cutback, cabins in the area, tree heights and recreation sites.