Echoes from the past: January 20, 1966

A look back at local stories from 50 years ago in the Agassiz-Harrison community

Compiled by Heather Doerksen

January 20, 1966

 

Make Harrison a ‘Las Vegas’ new commissioner suggests

Some members of Harrison Hot Springs council would like to see the village “another Las Vegas.” New Commissioner Keith Borton made the suggestion Thursday at a council meeting. ‘Harrison has got to grow’ he said. “There’s going to be a Las Vegas in this country sometime and Harrison would be a good place for it. It’s no use going on the way we are, having to go somewhere else even to go to the bank or the drug store. They’ll change the laws of this country someday!” Commissioner Harold Appleton suggested the completion of the beach was the best bet for the village in the near future, but added that the Las Vegas idea was a good one, if this country ever smartens up to realize there is nothing wrong with gambling.

 

Pipe Band To Play At Hockey Game

The Agassiz Junior Pipe Band have been invited to play at the Chilliwack Coliseum before and during intermission of a hockey game on Saturday night January 22. The game will start at 8:30 PM. The Booster Club of the Pipe Band in the meantime will be selling membership tickets which will be available to any interested person willing to give a hand in the continuing progress of his very worthwhile endeavour.

 

Engineer Checks Kent Sewer Plan

Kent council held a special meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the sewer plans with Z.L. Magyar an engineer representing the provincial department of health. The sewer plan has not yet received health department approval and Mr. Magyar had a number of objections to it, chiefly that the grade of the main line between the Agassiz Avenue pumping station at the Vimy Road pumping station had too little tilt to it.

Reeve Wes Johnson said after the meeting that the consulting engineers were being instructed to amend the plans to meet the objections and that it appeared this could be done without causing increased costs.