From the Archives

The Observer looks back at this date in decades past.

 

1919 Mount Ida Hall was jammed for a successful fancy dress ball staged by the local Women’s Institute. Among the prize winners, for costume and dancing were Mrs. Aitken, Frank Montieth, Mrs. S. Gilbert, Mr. Odell, Miss Kathleen Dolan, Mr. and Mrs. B. Brown and N. Rumball.

 

 

1929 After serving here three years Rev. T.G. Griffiths of First United Church accepted a call from a Vancouver parish.

On the motion of Councillor Montieth, district council agreed to abolish the wild land tax.

 

 

1939 City and district councils decided to hold a joint meeting in an attempt to resolve a number of differences, including problems of improving the domestic water supply.

It was announced that all owners of revolvers would be required to register them under the provisions of the Criminal Code.

 

 

1949 Salmon Arm teachers reached agreement with the school board when the latter agreed to add a $400 cost of living bonus to the salary scale.

Sale to S. Berger of the property on Alexander Avenue occupied by the theatre was announced by the Salmon Arm Community Co-operative Association. Meanwhile , a new community theatre was being erected on the opposite side of the street.

 

 

 

1959 Two village landmarks were slated to disappear to make way for a service station at the intersection of McLeod Road and the Trans-Canada Highway. Being torn down were a house built by J.S. Day and his father in 1908, which was first their home and later the residence of J.L. Jackson: and a two-storey house, built about 1915, for many years the home of former mayor William Newnes.

Village commission decided to put a plebiscite to determine if taxpayers wished to assist with the cost arena construction.

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