Significant Dates 1960-Present

1960's
Construction of the new Peace River Bridge completed. Construction of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam was completed in 1966 - thus controlling the flows on the Peace River.

1972
The first World's Invitational Gold Panning Championships was held. An annual event that currently provides for a Class "A" World Champion but also involves a variety of classes for the non-professionals, media and celebrities. Other pioneering activities such as bannock baking, claim staking, metal detecting, horseshoes, etc. are still very popular.

1979
The wooden trestle leading to the Peace River Rail Bridge was destroyed by a fire set by vandals.

1989
The Village of Taylor became the District of Taylor through the re-issuance of Letters Patent by the Provincial Government. Members of Council were: Mayor Fred Jarvis; Alderman Darrel Orosz, Bob Velie, Tony von Hollen and Roy Blackwood.

1993
The award winning District Ice centre with arena and leisure ice pad opens.

1995
The District opens up its 3.5 million-dollar 18-hole championship golf course, the Lone Wolf Golf Club.

1997
The District wins the provincial Communities in Bloom Competition with the maximum possible rating of 5 blooms. This enables entry into the national Communities in Bloom competition in the subsequent year.

1998
The District places 2nd in the National Communities in Bloom Competition.
The Peace River is designated as a B.C. Heritage River due to the significant part it has played in the development of the province.

2000
The District's millennium project, a memorial garden and cenotaph is completed and dedicated. Inscribed in the cenotaph is a special dedication as follows: With special commemoration to the dedication and sacrifices made by the 341st Engineers of the U.S. Army corps of Engineers stationed at Taylor during the construction of the Alaska-Canada Highway in 1942.

2001
The District opens the doors of its newest multi-purpose facility- a community hall/gymnasium designed as a "build with wood" project in support of the lumber industry in the region.

2005
New expansion area at Peace Island Park is opened with electrical hook-ups, a new playground and a parking area for the boat launch.

The Rocky Mountain Ranger Forts open up to the public for the first time.

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