Eighty Years Ago, February 15, 1934
E.J. Wilson organized 20 local men into a glee club.
Seventy Years Ago, February 17, 1944
The school boardâ€™s $80,307 annual budget, a significant increase over the previous yearâ€™s, was expected to result in a tax hike.
Municipal workers got wage increases. Truck drivers were to get 60 cents per hour, caterpillar operatorsâ€™s pay rose to 70 cents per hour, and day labourers were to get 50 cents per hour. The men were also to get a whole Saturday off every week, instead of half a day every Saturday afterÂnoon.
Sixty Years Ago, February 18, 1954
Truckers were asked to continue the honour system retricting load and speed limits on municipal roads, to protect spots still frost-bound or soft with mud.
Dave King was elected president of the Langley board of Trade.
Fifty Years Ago, February 20, 1964
Local magistrates were granted salary increases by Langley City and Township councils, giving them $3,300 per year for services rendered in the Township, and $3,000 in the City. The Attorney General had recommended hikes of $4,200 and $3,000, respectively.
Forty Years Ago, February 14, 1974
Langley City property owners got a 1.5-mill tax cut and the Township saw a 0.3-mill reduction, as a result of Premier Dave Barrettâ€™s NDP government budget.
Operators of the local ambulance service threatened to pull out of both Langleys unless the monthly municipal ambulance subsidy was raised from $750 to $3,900.
Thirty Years Ago, February 15, 1984
More than three dozen delegations were expected to speak out at a GVRD meeting at Langley Civic Centre. The GVRD was looking for public input into a proposal to build a motorsport complex in Aldergrove Lake Regional Park.
Township council refused to support Langley School Boardâ€™s â€œsurvivalâ€ budget, which at $41 million, was a million dollars above the provincial governmentâ€™s allowance â€“ and put school trustees in a precarious legal position.
Twenty Years Ago, February 16, 1994
Archery enthusiasts felt their sport was threatened by a bylaw banning crossbows and longbows in Langley Township.
One of Langleyâ€™s longest-standing businesses, EasingÂwood Television, was closing its doors after 66 years of electronics service, upon the retirement of owner Seward Easingwood.
Township council chambers were crowded by Murrayville residents who felt that a 17.5-acre subdivision proposal near Five Corners went against the commuÂnityâ€™s traditional roots.
Fort Langley residents also felt that their communityâ€™s heritage was at stake, as they spoke out against Canada Postâ€™s plans to install â€œsuperÂmailboxesâ€ in their village. One resident described the metal, multi-box units as an â€œabsolute blight on the landscape.â€
Ten Years Ago, February 17, 2004
Ishtar Transition Housing Society started a new Community Based Victim Services Program strengthening its outreach to women, men, and children who are victims of abuse.
February 20, 2004
In a move to reboot its sagging enrolment numbers, Langley Secondary School started a soccer program for students from around the province.
A Water Resources plan was approved for Willoughbyâ€™s Yorkson Creek neighbourhood.