THE WAY IT WAS JUNE 26: Campfire gone out of control, campers lose valuables in ’33

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCallum, headed to Winnipeg, lost their car, tent and valuables near Gilpin.

1903

Wm. Carter was awarded the contract to build a 5,000-foot irrigation flume from the Fourth of July Creek to W.H. Covert’s lower fruit orchard.

1908

Dr. C.M. Kingston was called to Greenwood to assist Dr. Oppenheimer when Dunc Cameron was injured at Camp McKinney.

1913

Nearly 400 anglers and picnickers went on two trains for a picnic and dance at Lynch Creek held under the auspices of Camp 1531, Modern Woodmen of America.

1918

Dr. Walter Pickering arrived from Vancouver to practise dentistry in the offices formerly occupied by Dr. Guy.

He will be associated with Dr. L. Tepoorten who arrives from Vancouver shortly.

1923

Judge and Mrs. E.J. Reynolds of Brockville, Ont., were visiting their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Reynolds, and the latter’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. H.C Kerman.

1928

R.F. Hine was appointed principal of the public school at a salary of $2,000.

1933

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCallum, who were travelling to Winnipeg, lost their car, tent and valuables near Gilpin when the campfire they started spread out of control.

1938

British Columbia conference of the Pentecostal assemblies of Canada convened in the Pentecostal Tabernacle this week.

1943

Joan Pearson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Pearson, made a trip from Rossland to Penticton and returned by horseback following the old trails.

1948

Arthur N. Hilson of Spokane, the pilot, and Lester Farish, president of Lincoln, Wn., were instantly killed when their Seabee plane crashed a mile from the Grand Forks Airport.

1953

Nancy Jones took part in The Snow Queen, produced by the UBC Summer School of the Theatre.

1958

A crowd of 400 turned out to hear the RCMP band play at City Park.

1963

Anne MacKay, who retires as postmaster of the Grand Forks Post Office on Saturday, was honoured by her staff at a dinner at Ann’s Grill on Wednesday evening.

1983

Grand Forks is turning on the charm for the thousands flocking through the area after the Rogers Pass route was closed by torrential rains.

1993

Grand Forks Secondary students were awarded $250 by the Insurance Corporation of B.C. for their efforts to promote traffic safety issues in the school and community.

1998

A hiker from the area, Pam Davies, was lucky to be alive after falling approximately 15 metres while hiking on Mt. Loki in the Kaslo area.

2003

Sunday, July 20 marked the day the Trans-Canada Trail was officially opened in the Christina Lake area.

A sizeable crowd was on hand as Chris Moslin, past president of the Boundary section of the B.C.

Trails, signed the papers officially stating the Kettle Valley Trestle is now the responsibility of Trails B.C., Trans Canada Trails Association, and the local community.

2008

Residents of the North Fork area are raising questions as to the cause of the lower than usual water levels in creeks and artesian water sources.

Speculation is that the impact of the mines operating near the Snowshoe Creek area near Phoenix are the cause; however, the Ministry of Environment and the Merit Mining Corporation deny the claim.

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