Now onto more of 1933.
On August 14, 1933 J.S. Woodsworth spoke to crowds about the new political party, the CCF, that he was leader of. (CCF stands for Co-Operative Commonwealth Confederation which was precursor of the NDP)
On August 25th a non-stop flight began in Vancouver and ended in Kingston the next day.
October 21 was the day that the first suicide jump from Burrard Bridge was made. At one time there were apparently line-ups of people waiting their turn to jump. The only problem was that the height of the bridge isn't quite enough and many jumpers didn't end their lives but rather just suffered severe injury.
Texas Guinan-a big time American entertainer - died in Vancouver General Hospital of amoebic dysentery on November 5. She failed to recover after an operation.
On December 5 prohibition in the US was repealed.
In 1933, 96,869,841 bushels of wheat were shipped out of Vancouver making the city the largest grain port.
The Canada Rice Mill in Richmond was built in 1933. This not only added a new source of tax revenue but also much needed employment in the depression years.
A Briggs and Stratton household appliance motor was converted to boats by Dan Sewell of Horseshoe Bay. He started one of the first power boat and fishing operations on the coast. (It is ingenuity like that which makes people wealthy during times of economic depression)
Nat Bailey's White Spot No. 1 restaurant opened on Granville at 67th Avenue. In June 1928 Bailey had operated a drive-in hotdog, barbecue stand at the location.
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