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Courtenay resident donates historical photo

LINDA MATTHEWS presents Mayor Larry Jangula with a photo from the 1920s, a donation to the City of Courtenay. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
LINDA MATTHEWS presents Mayor Larry Jangula with a photo from the 1920s, a donation to the City of Courtenay.
— image credit: PHOTO SUBMITTED

In 1927, Courtenay had approximately 1,000 residents, Mackenzie King was the prime minister of Canada, and Charles Lindbergh made the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight.

Local resident Linda Matthews has donated a photo from this period to the City of Courtenay.

The image depicts the old Courtenay Police Detachment on the occasion of Canada’s Diamond Jubilee. Matthews’ grandfather, a member of the British Columbia Provincial Police (BCPP), is pictured in the photo. The BCPP served as the province’s police force until 1950.

The old Courtenay detachment is better remembered by many residents as the former Courtenay City Hall, which was destroyed by fire in 1995. The photo will be kept on display in the city hall lobby.

— City of Courtenay

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