The Nakusp Boys Bugle Band march past the Arrow Lakes Hospital as they parade towards the Recreation Grounds on July 1.

This Week in History: July 4

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

July 7, 1932 – Nakusp Notes

Mrs. Salmon and three children passed through Nakusp on her way to Kaslo.

W. Brown and D. Calder both of Trail attended the Dominion Day dance here.

Roy Bradley of Edgewood visited Nakusp the other day.

Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Parkyn of Burton were town visitors on Wednesday.

July 3, 1952 – Campbell heads New Denver sports club

A well-attended joint meeting of the New Denver Hockey Club and the New Denver baseball club was held Tuesday evening in the Legion rooms. This meeting resulted in the amalgamation of the two teams to be known as the New Denver Athletic Association.

July 7, 1982 – Storms blast seven transformers

BC Hydro crews have been kept busy in the off hours lately due to the unusually strong lightning storms we have experienced.

On June 24, there were seven local areas hit, blowing up two transformers and on June 25 there were 18 hits blowing up five transformers, mainly in the downtown area.

These storms delayed the final connections promised to 14 new customers on the Red Mountain Road south of Silverton, built under BC Hydro Rural Electrification Project.

“Our thanks to these customers for their patience, assistance and leg work to bring this extension to a successful conclusion. May you all enjoy benefits that electricity can bring to rural areas,” said F. P. Flack, district manager in Nakusp.

July 1, 1992 – Nakusp launch club agrees to lease marina

At the regular meeting of the Village of Nakusp on June 25, the Council decided to enter into a lease agreement with the Nakusp Launch Club for operation of the marina.

Dan Santano noted that one of the key issues of contention was the establishment of the washrooms adjacent to the facility. He also said the marina is in need of an additional breakwater on the west side of the facility.

Santano suggested the Village turn over the marina to the Launch Club and only retain ownership of the access ramp to the floats.

Alderman Karen Hamling made a report to the council regarding the May and June water reports from the health inspectors in Nelson.

“The Board of Health’s method of reporting results is terrible,” said Hamling.

The May 26 report on this district’s water arrived in the third week of June from the health office in Nelson. The fecal count in the water was 32. Usually, the fecal count is, at most, one or two.

The Board of Health did not contact anyone by phone.

July 4, 2002 – Ferry breakdown causes delays for long weekend

The D.E.V. Galena broke a propeller when it hit a submerged stump on Wednesday evening.

On Thursday a decision was made to pull it out of service to replace the prop.

The Shelter Bay could not keep up the schedule of the ferry loads and fell way behind before stranding many passengers when it shut down for the night.

Officials in Nakusp were extremely concerned about the service interruption on the brink of one of the busiest weekends of the summer. Crews worked feverishly to get the boat back in service but discovered another problem with the pump.

Byline Burpy

July 1, Canada Day in Nakusp was a great success and everyone pulled together to make it work. There were a couple of things I didn’t like. For one, the Nakusp Skateboard Park opening was not done with proper protocol. The mayor had been asked to officiate at the opening ceremony and as he was not available, councillor Len Heppner volunteered to stand in. When the official ribbon cutting and thanks to various and sundry sponsors were called out, councillor Heppner was standing right behind the mike ready to give a few words in recognition of the park from the village. He was still standing there when the demonstrations of skateboarders started to end the opening. The other thing that bothered me is how some children tormented Tony Tiger.



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