THE WAY IT WAS: Doubkhobor leader Verigin in a ‘jam’ in 1927

Doukhobor leader Peter Verigin plans to construct jam factory at Grand Forks in 1927.

1907

A large gang of men left the city for the North Fork district where they were to cut ties for the Kettle Valley Lines.

1912

A company, using capital from Grand Forks and Phoenix, was formed to provide Grand Forks with its first garage to sell and service automobiles.

1917

Hon. Martin Burrell, the federal secretary of state and minister for mines, was re-elected by acclamation as federal representative for Yale.

1922

The newly completed bridge at Carson was opened for traffic.

1927

Doukhobor leader Peter Verigin announced plans to construct a jam factory at Grand Forks.

1932

Kenneth Massie was awarded the contract for building a new school at Christina Lake and began construction immediately.

1937

The Saskatchewan Cooperative Wheat Producers office sent the city a letter of thanks for the recent donation of fruits and vegetables to help with a drought situation.

1942

A large rock crusher was temporarily installed on the Cascade Highway, about eight miles east of the city, in preparation for extensive road construction.

1947

The first section of the new high school, including four classrooms and other facilities, was expected to be ready for occupancy in December.

1952

Members of the Harmony Lodge No. 37 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the lodge and officially opened new quarters in the Davis Block.

1957

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Booth celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, having been married 50 years before in Star City, Sask. Both Premier Tommy Douglas of Saskatchewan and Premier W.A.C. Bennett sent telegrams congratulating the couple.

1962

A new subdivision was proposed for the development of 33 lots adjoining the airport to the north and extending west from the arena. The cost of the project was to be about $45,000.

1972

John Bruce of Greenwood was toasted by his wife, Iris, and Thelma Drinkwater of the Traveller’s Café at a session to celebrate his being awarded a Bronze Medal and $1,000 in recognition of an outstanding act of heroism.

1982

Grand Forks Judoka, Darwin Fichter, earned a gold medal as best overall in senior men’s at the Cranbrook Invitational Judo Tournament.

1992

In its provisional budget, the city hit Grand Forks property owners with a whopping 42-per-cent tax increase.

1997

A Vancouver Canucks alumni game in Grand Forks raises $8,500 for a variety of local causes.

2002

There is a new face at the doctor’s clinic in Grand Forks. The Grand Forks doctors have joined forces with the UBC Faculty of Medicine to offer a residency placement position at the clinic. Lyn Benedet was first to take part in the rural family practice preceptorshiip.

2007

Eight illegal aliens were apprehended by U.S. Border patrol agents at Danville, near Grand Forks on Nov. 29, according to Special Operations Supervisor for the Spokane Sector of U.S. Border Patrol Lonnie Moore. According to Integrated Border Enforcement Team, a resident in the Grand Forks area called Canada Border Services to inform them that she saw seven people jump over the fence along the road above the U.S. port of entry.

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