Horse drawn carts were used at the Big Bend mill in Nakusp in 1936 to carry slabs and shavings to the yard and thereby laying a man made surface on which to pile the drying lumber.

This week in history December 14

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

December 17th, 1931 – A safe holiday

Here are some “Safety First” hints for Christmas and the days that follow:

Give your children all the toys they need and all you can afford but buy wisely. Be sure that the tiny tots aren’t given small articles that they can swallow or inhale.  Look out for pins in cheap dolls.

Youngsters love Christmas trees but hundreds of fires take place every year because of carelessness such as using candles: failure to place the tree on a firm base and using tissue or crepe paper for decoration purposes. Non-inflammable snowflakes should take the place of paper and cotton. Electric lamps should be substituted for candles.

When trimming the tree, use a step-ladder, not a rocking chair or box. Wrapping paper and excelsior should be disposed of immediately. Dispose of the tree before the second of January as when it dries out it is highly flammable.

December 14th, 1961

Notes from Edgewood,

Congratulations to Russell Hopp for keeping his head in a tight corner. You seldom see driving skill in the young.

Arrow Park,

Quite a number from Arrow Park were seen shopping in Nakusp over the weekend.


There has been some trouble with water lines in the district as the temperature dropped to below zero. It was two below on Monday morning.

and Nakusp

A car, stolen from Nakusp, about two weeks ago, owned by B.P. Fagan, was recovered by the RCMP.  It was over the edge of the road, near Hope. It was stripped of all valuables when found. Pat had just had the engine overhauled and new tires all around. It was fully insured.



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