Pages From the Past – 1982


Another look back with our popular weekend feature, Pages From The Past. This time we look at the year 1982.
A report in 1982 stated that mandatory smoke detector installation in SSMarie homes and residential buildings has proved to be an effective way of saving lives.
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The by-law was passed in July of 1981 for residential properties containing one dwelling unit while the by-law for dual or multi-unit dwellings was passed in July of 1980.
Algoma district vegetable and fruit growers didn’t have a banner year in 1982. A dry spring, cool summer, and a bout of August frost spelled out doom for area growers, especially those who rely on sweet corn for income and food for their livelihood.

CP Air and Air Canada have announced discounts of their return Toronto to Vancouver flights after Wardair announced that they would be lowering their prices for the same flights. CP Air will be charging $239 and Air Canada will be charging $249.

chariots-of-fireFollowing are the Oscar winners for 1982:
Best Movie – Chariots of Fire
Actor – Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond
Actress – Katherine Hepburn for On Golden Pond
Director – Warren Beatty for Reds

Airways Motor Hotel is bringing in Bandit Band, a country rock band from Lexington Kentucky.

Records on Wheels celebrated their 4th anniversary by putting all their albums on sale for $6.54

Assorted Wander Bras – 25% off

Real Estate – 4 Plex $153,000

Ladas sold by Dick’s Garage for $4998.00

Hockey Sticks – $10.47

Atari Video Game Systems – $257.77 and games $38.87