Throwback Thursday: From the Canora Courier files

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Dates listed refer to publication dates and not to dates of the events.)


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June 20, 1979- Two RCMP constables were injured and three police vehicles were damaged by a number of individuals from the Crystal Lake drive-in audience who vandalized the drive-in grounds with an estimated damage of $6,000, said Sgt. R.C. Ferguson of the Sturgis RCMP detachment.


June 27, 1979- About $50,000 worth of stolen goods were recovered on two farms in the Canora area and three Canora men were taken into custody by the Canora detachment of the RCMP, said Sgt. Jerry Zuk. Included in the list of stolen items were: two trucks, two trailers, a number of tires, lumber, a CB radio and about $8,000 worth of farming chemicals.


July 4, 1979- According to recent municipal censuses, Canora’s population had finally exceeded that of Kamsack. Census results indicated that Canora had a population of 2,790, 24 more than Kamsack’s 2,766. By comparison, in 1951 the federal censuses showed Kamsack’s population at 2,327, with Canora well behind at 1,568.


August 15, 1979- Dean Zeeben, 19, of Canora placed first in high jump and triple jump at the Saskatchewan trials. With his first place finishes, Zeeben qualified to represent Saskatchewan in high jump and triple jump at the Western Canada Summer Games.


August 22, 1979- At the Canora Horticultural Society’s annual fruit, flower and vegetable show, Sylvia Witzko received the grand aggregate award for the most points while Carla Bugera received the award for most points in the children’s class.