This week in History

July 18, 1924

A public meeting was called to make arrangements to welcome and entertain His Excellency the Governor General of Canada, Lord Byng of Vimy, Lady Byng and Miss Byng who are to visit Nakusp from 4-6 p.m. August 11.

July 19, 1934

Under an agreement ratified this week, a loan to the White Pine Lumber Co. at Nakusp so it can continue to operate, was guaranteed by the B.C. Government. The agreement provides for the Canadian Bank of Commerce to loan the money to the company against warehouse receipts on logs.

July 20, 1944

The annual meeting of the Nakusp School District was held at the school house with 11 taxpayers present. The following budget for the coming year was accepted: Salaries $4200, Fuel $300, Light and water $75, School Supplies $100. After some discussion the meeting reaffirmed its stand for the consolidation of the three school areas of Nakusp, Glenbank and Brouse. The meeting also passed a motion that it was in favor of a health nurse for the area from Renata and Deer Park to Box Lake, and action is to be taken to put it into effect.

July 15, 1954

The south highway has been under water at a point near Nakusp and also a point near Burton. Cars were being towed through the flooded section at Burton.

July 16, 1964

Nakusp Rural Route 1 will be established on Wednesday, July 15. The courier will leave Nakusp Post Office as soon as possible after the receipt and sortation of mails from Nelson. Service on the rural route will be provided to approved mail boxes erected on the right hand side of the line of travel.

July 24, 1974

A petition of 221 voters of the Village of Nakusp was presented to council asking that a vote be taken regarding the amalgamation of the rural areas surrounding the town. It was decided to petition the minister to have a vote taken on the proposed boundary extensions.

July 18, 1984

On Friday the thirteenth at 13:13 a vehicle driven by Sandra Stevens blew a tire and went out of control on Highway 6 near Box Lake and sent Miss Stevens and her passenger, Connie Zeleznik to the hospital.

July 13, 1994

Despite earlier optimistic predictions that the Arrow Reservoir would surpass last year’s levels earlier and stay higher longer, doesn’t appear to be happening. As of July 7, the Reservoir was three feet below the same time last year.

July 14, 2004

Nakusp’s first annual music festival is ready to take centre stage this weekend. Willi Jahnke, president of the Naksup Roots Music Society is confident that at least 1,500 tickets will be sold to the inaugural event, allowing the Society to recover their costs and make a small profit. 1,200 tickets have already been sold, with over two-thirds sold as weekend passes. With the nice weather forecasted for the weekend, Jahnke is confident sales would likely increase. About half of the sales have been local. About 175 volunteers spread over the two days will assist in this big event.


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