THE WAY IT WAS: School boards advised to have armed guards posted in 1947

School boards in the Kootenay area were advised to have armed guards posted in 1947

1907

Close to 50 members and guests gathered in Eagle’s Hall for the annual dinner of the Pioneers’ Association.

1912

The Hon. Price Ellison, B.C. Minister of Agriculture, was to officiate at the grand opening of the Grand Forks Fall Fair.

1917

Among the interesting displays at the annual fall fair was one from the Invermere Experimental Farm, showing a variety of model farm buildings, appliances, grains and grasses.

1922

The volunteer fire department urged the city to take steps at once to ensure the acquisition of an up-to-date auto fire truck.

1927

Prompt precautionary measures were being taken by the mayor and local health officials with a view to preventing the spread of infantile paralysis, which had become an epidemic in neighbouring cities.

1932

A contract was let by the Hecla Mining Company to A. Fee and A. McPherson for the sinking of a 100-foot shaft on the Homestake mining claim at Franklin camp.

1937

A promising ledge of ore, running high in values, was struck at the Providence mine in Greenwood, the culmination of several months of exploration work.

1942

Two large stacks of grain and a quantity of fencing were destroyed on the John C. Boltz ranch at Boundary Falls when sparks from a passing locomotive ignited a grass fire.

1947

School boards throughout the Kootenay area were being advised that insurance would be cancelled unless armed guards were posted. The move resulted from new incendiary outbreaks by Freedomites.

1952

S. Reefer arrived from Vancouver to take over the management of the Grand Forks sawmills.

1957

Roy Pennoyer, the only Grand Forks entry in the annual West Kootenay track and field meet in Trail, came home with a third place in the discuss and a fourth place in the shot-put.

1962

Mrs. Hazel Sookochoff, who submitted 118 entries in the Grand Forks Fall Fair, garnered more than 80 first, second and third prizes to win the Wm. Liddicoat Memorial Trophy.

1967

Peter Nick Hermakin, 31, of Grand Forks, died Sept. 19 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.

1972

The 26th annual Rock Creek Fall Fair was reported to be bigger than ever, with attendance of more than 3,000. It included about 1,750 exhibits and 50 horsemen.

1982

The City of Greenwood has been awarded a grant under the B.C. Heritage Trust Fund for $137,500 towards historical revitalization in the city.

1987

First prize in a National Forest Week poster contest was a helicopter ride for Saskia Evers, a Grade 3 student at Perley Elementary.

1992

A wounded white pelican brought out of the bush near Midway by Roy Johnson and Reubin Weaver, is in the caring hands of animal control officer Norm Walker in order to recuperate and be released back into the wild.

The pelican is very rare in this area and it is hoped the bird will join a flock of geese migrating south.

1997

Council voted unanimously to ask the provincial government to investigate a perceived conflict of interest situation involving councillors Bob Westgate and Jim Holmes after they were hired by Enertek Products International.

2002

The Interior Health board has changed the name of the Trail hospital to reflect the IHA’s shift towards regionalization of health care. It will now be known as the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

The redesign plan moves specialized resources to a referral hospital for each region, thereby pooling human and financial resources to serve the greatest number of people in one location.

2007

An armed robbery at the Grand Forks Chevron service station Thursday night has Boundary RCMP on the look-out for a 25 to 35 year-old-male. The female store clerk was physically unharmed during the altercation.

The man was last seen wearing a white, grey and black camouflage hood, jeans and running shoes. He had visible facial hair growth.