Each phase of the Rotary’s senior accommodation project brought Nakusp and district citizens closer to the goal where affordable housing could be offered. The completion of the Rotary addition in 1981 was as valuable as all the others and welcomed by those who in turn gave thanks to the clubs members. Opening day ceremonies included government dignitaries plus Lorraine Simrose

This Week in History: March 28

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

  • Sat Mar 31st, 2012 11:00am
  • Life

March 31, 1932 – Axle grease

A prairie farmer says that this spring he will use dairy butter to grease his farm implements, instead of paying thirty cents per pound for axle grease. All he can get for his butter is ten cents per pound. Finding that it is equally effective as a lubricant as the axle grease he formerly bought, he will be putting the butter to good use.

March 27, 1952 –

A Logger’s Snowman, By Frank

A Logger made a snowman, and stood him near a tree,

Molded him with moss and bark, a funny sight to see.

Put a hard top hat upon his head, then handed him an axe,

Take it easy Mr. Snowman, until you learn the facts.

At supper time a man walked in, I want some grub he said,

Can you expect a man to work, without him being fed?

The cook, a gentleman at heart, gave him what bones he had,

Well, good night, Mr. Snowman, you are a fortunate lad.

The Snowman headed up for the woods and sized up his first tree,

The snow kept getting in his eyes, he had quite a job to see.

He tromped the snow around the tree so he could safely flee,

Behind a stately fir or larch, or other nearby forest tree.

Again he sighted up the tree to find it didn’t lean,

Neither to the North or South, such a tree he had never seen.

Its mighty top cast shadows that shaded the country round,

And the swaying of the tree trunk quaked a half a mile of ground.

The loggers went out next morning to see what their snowman had done,

He promised to be in for breakfast, before the start of the rising sun.

But their snowy snowman vanished somewhere in the snowy waste,

Leaving his axe behind him, perhaps in anxious haste.

March 30th, 1962 – Nakusp merchants want main street washed to keep dust out of stores

Some of the Nakusp merchants were seen cleaning up the street in front of their premises this week. The dust from the street is always very bad in early spring a sand applied in winter, becomes dust. Usually the Fire Brigade spend a night or two in hosing down the street for this purpose, but this year due to lack of funds for gasoline have not done so. The Chamber has applied to the Dept. of Highways for assistance in this matter.

March 25, 1992 – Most district parents favour condom machines in schools

Most people surveyed in School District 10 supported the proposal to have condom vending machines in district high schools. The School District surveyed one out of every three parents with children in grades 7 to 12 in the district. The survey also indicated that parents, students and other community members feel strongly that condoms should be made available by machines in various other locations in the area. Most respondents also felt that the Ministry of Health should assume more over all responsibility for public education with respect to sexually transmitted diseases and want to se the same or more information provided to students on methods to reduce or prevent AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases. Many of the surveys returned also contained written comments.