THE WAY IT WAS: Half a million in marijuana goes up in smoke in 2007

Half a million dollars in marijuana goes up in smoke in 2007.

1907

The Grand Forks fruit display took first place at the Kaslo fair.

1912

Presiding at the  opening of Greenwood’s second annual fall fair was Fred Clark, president of the Grand Forks Agricultural Association.

1917

An early morning fire at Phoenix destroyed the N.J. Carson clothing store, the adjoining McAuliffe and Carson building, George Gibson’s barbershop and the Knights of Pythias Hall.

1922

Apples grown in the Sunshine Valley were on display at the Hudson’s Bay Co. store during Apple Week in Vancouver.

1927

Grand Forks was fast becoming a potato growing district, as growers this year reported yields of Netted Gems as high as 15 tons to the acre.

1937

Eight cars of cottonwood timber from the North Fork of the Kettle River were to be shipped to the B.C. Veneer Works at Nelson during the approaching winter.

1942

Jim Flynn, who made the golf links at Grand Forks famous, was serving in England with the Canadian Overseas Army.

1947

Members of the Christina Lake Community Club held a building meeting for the erection of their new clubhouse, replacing the building destroyed by fire last spring.

1952

Colin Scott McRae, a resident of the Boundary since 1892, died in Greenwood at the age of 92.

1957

Having obtained a degree in pharmacy from UBC, Barry Phillips began his employment at Acres Drug Store.

1962

Dr. D.A. Perley was elected president of the West Kootenay Medical Association at the annual general meeting in Trail.

1967

The Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital District accepted a proposal to put to the voters a referendum to borrow $3,199,949 to carry out the long-awaited project of expansion at both the Trail-Tadanac Hospital and the Boundary Hospital.

1972

A bizarre drama began in Oliver, raced through the Boundary and ended near Nakusp early Monday, leaving six people murdered in the Monashee Mountains. Three other victims recovered from bullet wounds in hospital in Trail.

1977

The Infant Development Program was started in Grand Forks, having been designed to serve children from birth to three years of age with mental, physical and emotional problems.

1982

Ken and Jacqueline Gregory of Midway and Penny Chard of Westbridge won a total of eight medals at the B.C. Summer Games in Vernon for pistol and rifle shooting.

1987

Phantom jet fighters “lit up like Christmas trees” invaded Canadian air space last week as they made several low passes over Grand Forks – at one point attempting an approach to the local air strip.

1992

Triumphant swimmers Matt Kostka, Roy Belak and Ryan Wille won the first-ever medals by Grand Forks swimmers at a provincial meet.

1997

City council voted unanimously to buy the old Bradford Enercon insulation plant for $1.5 million from the slag reserve fund. The plan was for Enertek Products International to lease the property from the city over 10 years.

2002

The four-day school week is finally here. The success or failure of the controversial model will largely depend on how teachers are able to adapt the curriculum to a longer class time and a shorter school week.

2007

After discovering last Friday an illegal outdoor grow operation on Rock Creek Candy Mountain, police seized just over 1,000 pounds of marijuana plants. Had the plants been allowed to mature and the crop harvested, dried and sold, the street value would be around half a million dollars. The police incinerated the marijuana plants.