10 Years ago
VCI community moves to its new home: a day of mixed emotions
The Review November 17, 2010 – It was a crisp, bright autumn morning when the trucks pulled up at the site of the new Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute last Friday, November 12. Across the way, the school’s staff members and teachers were inside the soon-to-be ‘old’ building, packing up boxes in their classrooms and preparing to move them next door. It was the school’s official moving day, one that arrived nearly a full year ahead of schedule and effectively closed the chapter on the last 56 years of VCI history.

25 Years Ago
Curran’s Richard Groulx receives Medal of Bravery
The Review November 15, 1995 – A Curran man will receive a Medal of Bravery from the Governor General of Canada for his heroic deeds during the 1993 Lemieux landslide. Richard Groulx, 33, and an Orleans man, Denis Robert, saved Bourget resident Stephen Washam, whose truck plunged into a crater formed by the slide. Groulx, Robert and another Glengarry-Prescott-Russell resident, Kevin McBride, were involved in the tense rescue of Washam, who was swept away in a mass of mud and trees when 75 acres of land slipped into the South Nation River.

50 Years Ago
Santa Claus Parade slated for Dec. 12
The Review, November 18, 1970 – Again this year the Jaycees will be organizing the Santa Claus Parade. The members in charge of this event are Paul Emile Duval and Garnet Stephens. The success of the event depends upon total community support as everyone well knows. Both financial and material support will be welcomed by both Paul Emile and Garnet.

75 Years Ago
Knox Armistice Service on Sunday
The Review, November 15, 1945 – The annual Armistice Memorial Service at Knox Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening last witnessed the largest attendance at any of these services during the past 19 years. Not only was the large auditorium packed, but vestry and choir rooms and both vestibules were filled long before the hour of service, whilst many others failed to find room for admittance. Members and friends from all parts of the surrounding country were present together with 75 or 80 veterans of both wars and a large representation of the Orange Lodge – all gathered to do honour to the memory of the young men who laid down their lives in these two great struggles for freedom, justice and truth.

100 Years Ago
Public Library proposed for Vankleek Hill
The Review November 12, 1920 – A meeting was held in the Council Chamber for the purpose of re-organizing a Public Library for Vankleek Hill. The inclement weather kept a good many from attending but quite a discussion took place, resulting in the formation of a new board. A suitable place is being arranged for the library, and the ladies of the town have promised to assist in the raising of finances and otherwise. Every citizen should assist materially in making this venture a success.

125 Years Ago
Runaway horse wrecks buggy
The Review November 15, 1895 – A little variation from the usual quietness of our village was provided on Tuesday morning by a runaway horse. Mr. Hector Morrison tied up at the Commercial hotel and went inside for his overcoat, something scared the horse and breaking loose it ran down High St to Main all right and as far as McCuaig’s warehouse where the buggy struck an electric light pole and was overturned. The horse ran into the St. Lawrence Hall yard and broke loose from the buggy which was left in a badly wrecked condition between the hotel and warehouse. The horse, which belonged to Mr. Thos. Kelly, escaped without injury.