Echoes from the Past: September

Corn King, new school and forest closures featured on this look back in local time

Aime Sache Awarded Canner Corn King 1951 (September 12, 1951)

The Agassiz and District Corn King has now been named by the judges of the Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association.  It is Mr. Aime Sache, who this year will hold the title `Corn King` as a result of his winning the Agricultural Association award for the best canner corn grown in the district. It was a closely contested race for top place with seven separate entries. According to the Agricultural Association Secretary, judging results showed very few points difference between the contestants.

Architects Spend Day Discussing New School Plans (September 12, 1951)

Members of the Architectural Firm of Thompson, Berwick and Pratt of Vancouver BC spent the day in Agassiz discussing and viewing the final phase for the new Agassiz schools.

This is the new school building program voted upon and passed by ratepayers of District No.76 last March. It calls for new building in Agassiz, and addition to the Harrison Hot Springs School and improvements to the Harrison Mills School. Total expenditure is expected to be in the neighbourhood of $125,000.00. Enrollment in the Agassiz Schools this term was approximately 388 pupils.

Forest Closure Again Ordered by Department (September 19, 1951)

In a late announcement by the BC Forest Service, the forests of BC will again be under a full closure order, effective at midnight, Wednesday, September 19th. The closure order will be the same as previously in effect July 12th. The July 12th closure was the longest ever recorded in the history of the Province and the continued dry spell and hazardous conditions has forced a further closure of the forest.

Compliments of the Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society