Sunday, 15 April 2012

1977 Kimberley Newspaper Mashup

Browsing the archived local paper I ran across these:

CBC TV pays visit to Kimberley.  Cameraman Blair Griffiths films local residents, including official greeter Chester Righton, in the mall / platzl for an upcoming CBC Hourglass five part series on the BC economy.

A new paint job done over the summer marks the entrance to McKim Elementary - Junior Secondary School.

Call for auditions by Kimberley Community Theatre's upcoming production of "Sweeney Todd the Barber".  Who can forget Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in Tim Burton's excellent musical movie. So grim.

Not sure for how many years the Lions club hosted TV Bingo but I recall around 1970 sitting with my mother in our living room while the game was on. A special treat on these evenings were a TV dinner on our new TV trays. If you won, you phoned in.

Yes, there were local TV broadcasts.

As the article says, this is the year it became law for everyone in British Columbia traveling in a vehicle (except students on school buses and large public transit buses) to use a seat belt.  There was lots of warning in the media.

I believe this is the year we "went metric" as well. Now, I can't recall how far a mile actually is.

Dianne C.

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