Echoes from the past: Mosquitos chased people out of Port Douglas

Mount Woodside got a microwave relay tower in 1962. It was part of a CNR communication system, replacing their present telegraph facilities

50 Years Ago, 1962

• Mount Woodside got a microwave relay tower in 1962. It was part of a CNR communication system, replacing their present telegraph facilities with 600 voice channels.

• In the second and final soccer match between the Copper Room team and the Kitchen, revenge was sweet. Both Kitchen goals came in the first five minutes of play. Copper Room answered with one goal in an evenly matched fast-moving game. A. Cehea played for Gino Lanfranchi for the Cooper Room squad and R. Vaccani substituted for O. Annen on the Kitchen team.

• The news from Port Douglas was that the mosquitoes were so bad there everyone who could was leaving, now the logging camp was closed down.

• One of the Forestry speed boats had to limp down from Port Douglas with a badly bent shaft and a damaged propeller after driftwood damaged them. Logs and debris were a big problem in times of high water in early years, before steps were taken to catch it at the mouth of the Lilloett River and preventing it from reaching the lake.

 

– submitted by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society

 

 

Just Posted

Mt. Hicks fire 15% contained, continues to burn north of Agassiz

The fire, suspected to be caused by a vehicle with a flat tire, not threatening any structures

UPDATE: Anonymous tip leads DFO night patrol to Fraser River poachers

Charges pending after poachers arrested at night while fishing, 48 sockeye, harbour seal seized

Wildfire update: Fires burning in Fraser Canyon, Highway 7 and Skagit Valley

Several fires in the region are under ‘modified response’ meaning no firefighters are attending

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

Chilliwack is home to Sasquatch, the first Canadian-designed hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, the Sasquatch hop is the country’s first patented hops plant

B.C. wildfires 2018: Hazy skies impacting crews in spotting new fires

18,000 people are on an evacuation alert, with 3,000 homes under an evacuation order

Minister optimistic after 2 days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Canadian and U.S. officials met in Nelson Wednesday and Thursday to discuss future of the treaty

Man dies in B.C. police cell while awaiting court hearing

An independent investigation is underway after a man died while in Penticton police custody Aug. 16

RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

The Durango crashed into the ditch after the shooting near the Goodstoney Rodeo Centre

2 nurses attacked at B.C. psych hospital, union calls for in-unit security

PHSA says that in-unit guards would do more harm than good

Former B.C. optician won’t be jailed for sexually assaulting minor

Kenneth Pilkington sentenced to 24 months’ probation for offence three decades ago

Police responding to ‘unfolding’ incident in Maple Ridge suburb

Helicopter, dog team, guns drawn and 16 police vehicles at Maple Ridge property

Red Cross now accepting donations for those impacted by B.C. wildfires

The Canadian Red Cross is asking for help now and in the weeks and months ahead.

1954-built trolleybus hits Vancouver roads for 70th anniversary

TransLink to offer free rides on a retrofitted electric trolley bus to commemorate anniversary

Most Read