VIDEO: Watch Abbotsford landmark water tower come down

‘Armstrong Cheese’ water tower taken down

A landmark familiar to Abbotsford residents and commuters has come down.

Saputo’s water tower with its Armstrong Cheese branding on it has loomed over the company’s Riverside Road plant – and nearby Highway 1 – for more than half a century.

On Tuesday, though, it came down just before noon – one of the final pieces of the company’s old plant to be removed from the site.

The tank was constructed at what was then the Pacific Milk Plant in 1963, according to archives from The Reach Gallery Museum.

A caption with the photo at the time noted that the tank held 200,000 gallons and “would provide water supply for the new fire sprinkler system being installed throughout the plant.”

A milk plant has operated at the site since the 1930s.

The aftermath:


Just Posted

Man, 21, accused of impersonating a police officer

Arrest warrant issued for Surrey man after two women in a vehicle in Langley chased by fake cop car

Car set ablaze in Langley City

Suspicious fire took place in the early hours on Tuesday

Clayton Community Farmer’s Market set to start this summer

Vendors, buskers, food trucks and volunteers welcome to apply

Centenarian and then some: Dorscie Paterson set to turn 105

Longtime Langley resident continues to advocate passionately for hospice care in community

Wagner pots three, Trappers ground Pilots

Three goals from Nicholas Wagner helps Langley return to win column

UPDATED: SUV fire at Langley mall (with video)

Firefighters respond to Fraser Highway incident

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

B.C. commuters vote to rename bus service to ‘Jeff’

The company asked and the people of Facebook answered

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Aldergrove Kodiaks take beating

Aldergrove Kodiaks took a beating in their first period against Richmond Sockeyes Wednesday night

Sexsmith set to suit up for Giants

Vancouver signs ninth overall pick in 2017 WHL bantam draft

Women’s March Canada Fraser Valley slated for Saturday morning

It’s a march for women’s rights and social justice for the most marginalized

Most Read