With the help of the University of British Columbia Library’s Digital Initiatives we will be providing a glimpse into our past by occasionally publishing pages from the old Abbotsford Post.
*The Abbotsford Post was published in Abbotsford, in the Fraser Valley from 1910 to 1924. The Post was published and edited by John Alexander Bates, and it was the first paper targeted specifically at the Abbotsford area. The paper has since been bought and sold a number of times.
A more recent version of the Abbotsford Post, owned by Corvus Publishing was published in 2005 and 2006 before being purchased by Canwest and shut down several weeks later.
The snapshots of our past we feature in this section are from the years 1910-1924.
*Pages from the old Abbotsford Post are from the Historical Newspapers site at UBC library and the
reproductions are made possible by UBC Library.
Editor’s Note: To read the page simply click on it and an image will emerge which you can increase to full size with a click of your mouse and scroll up and down in order to read it. Clicking on the date below will take you directly the the archived reproduction in the Digital Initiatives collection.
For the full collection of Snapshots of Our Past look under the ‘Lifestyles’ section or simply click here.
January 08, 1915 Headlines:
THE MINSTREL CONCERT WAS OUTSTANDING SUCCESS
A distinctive success was the minstrel entertainment given here by Mr. D.C. Blair’s clever darkies before a packed audience which was kept amused for two long hours.
REEVE MERRYFIELD MAY NOT RUN THIS YEAR AT ALL
While our correspondent was in Abbotsford the other day he was informed on what it was claimed was good authority that Mr. Merryfield was not in the field this year for the reeveship.
LANGLEY WILL PROBABLY HAVE ANOTHER HOT TIME
Last year Langley had a hot time electing their reeve. It was finally dragged into court, with the result that one of the candidates finally declared himself reeve by acclamation while the other fellow is said wished he had never come into the contest.
THE CONTEST WITH SOME OTHERS OF OUR NEIGFHBOURS
In Sumas Municipality it is reported that the present Reev, Mr. Frank Munroe, will have no opposition at all this year, while no new names are mentioned for the council than those already serving.
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