THE WAY IT WAS AUG. 14: Grand Forks’ mayor puts issue of medicinal marijuana on table in ’98

Legalization of medicinal marijuana was brought to the table at a city council meeting in 1998.


In the recent high school entrance examinations, Grand Forks presented nine candidates and passed eight, and Greenwood presented six and passed six.  Among the Grand Forks candidates, highest marks were achieved by Maurice S. Hay.


That the Grand Forks district had ideal conditions for the successful operation of both a creamery and a canning establishment, was the opinion expressed by R.M. Winslow of Victoria, provincial horticulturist, in an address to the Grand Forks Board of Trade.


Seventeen-year-old Mae Edith McMynn of Greenwood, a student at King Edward High School in Vancouver, won a $100 scholarship in the recent high school exams.


McDonald Motors, owned and managed by D.F. (Dunc) McDonald, opened its completely new building on the site of the former McPherson Garage, giving Grand Forks its most modern and up-to-date automobile establishment.


Mayor Stephenson announced that city council will throw a ‘burning party,’ the occasion being the burning of the issue of bonds that were paid off by the city the previous year – $55, 000 worth.


A secondary industry of present importance and great future potential, Oregon Dryers (BC) Ltd., owned jointly by Oregon Dryers Ltd. of Portland and Boundary Electric Ltd. of Grand Forks, sets up its factory in the old roundhouse.


William Edward Euerby, 99, passed away July 31 in Boundary Hospital.  Dressed in his 1921 uniform, he gave Last Call and Reveille on his bugle up until last year’s parade and during services at the city centotaph.


East meets west Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. in the opening game of the Grand Forks International, when Team Taiwan battles the Tahoe Stars.


Mayor Brian Taylor put the issue of the legalization of medical marijuana on the table at a city council meeting, saying that legalization could result in many growing and high-tech jobs in this area.


Tragedy, adrenaline and courage all played a hand in earning Midway resident Earl Spence a Medal of Bravery for his act of heroism, announced the Governor-Generals office. Spence, along with Kelowna resident James Graff, risked his life running into a burning house to rescue an elderly lady trapped inside.


Community Development Minister Blair Lekstrom was in town on Monday to announce a $400,000 grant for upgrades to City Park. This grant was given to complete upgrades in the park and to encourage citizens to enjoy the outdoors.

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