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Fishing boats locked in by choppy ice in Albion, likely in the 1970s.

Looking Back: Tales of ice from years past

For a generation, at least, outdoor skating has not been an option.

Fishing boats locked in by choppy ice in Albion, likely in the 1970s.
Girl with pumpkin, from Gazette.

Looking Back: Halloween, the war years

The first reference to “trick or treat” was in an Alberta newspaper in 1927.

Girl with pumpkin, from Gazette.
The Webster’s Corners Co-op Exchange buildings, as they appeared in 1949.  The building on the right – recently demolished – was built last. During the early post-war years, the technology for keeping food frozen was available, but individual household freezers were not. The building on the right was built to house frozen food lockers that could be rented by co-op members.

Another Maple Ridge landmark gone

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The Webster’s Corners Co-op Exchange buildings, as they appeared in 1949.  The building on the right – recently demolished – was built last. During the early post-war years, the technology for keeping food frozen was available, but individual household freezers were not. The building on the right was built to house frozen food lockers that could be rented by co-op members.
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