10 Years ago
Geese flew away from VCI?
The Review November 24, 2010 – Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute volunteers have been left in the lurch after several items sold at a fundraising silent auction at this year’s school reunion have been stolen. This week, as winning bidders were scheduled to to show up at an appointed time and collect memorabilia such as lockers, school furniture, doors and other items purchased last summer, silent auction organizer Lisa Henderson was surprised to see that sometime overnight between Monday, November 15 and 16, items were stolen from the school. Geese on the wall near the front foyer went missing, as did a world map from the library and a wooden tool display near the shop area.
25 Years Ago
New Perley Bridge location confirmed
The Review November 22, 1995 – The federal government has confirmed that the new Perley Bridge between Hawkesbury and Grenville will be built 25 metres west of the existing bridge. Construction of the four-lane bridge is expected to begin in the spring of 1996. The new bridge is expected to be opened to traffic by the summer of 1998. Demolition of the existing bridge, erected in the early 1930s, is expected to be completed by the fall of 1998.
50 Years Ago
CN to remove five area agents
The Review, November 25, 1970 – Canadian National Railways has been granted permission by the Canadian Transport Commission to remove agents from seven stations in Ontario and Quebec. The points affected are Ste. Anne de Bellevue and Pointe Claire in Quebec and the Ontario stations in Maxville, Casselman. Vars, Renfrew and Eganville. The commission noted that each station as long as it is serviced by passenger trains, shall be “kept clean, heated and lighted.”
75 Years Ago
Root of delinquency lies at home says Rotary Governor
The Review, November 22, 1945 – “Juvenile delinquency has become an acute, urgent and vital problem of today, and the root of all the troubles lies right in the home, which has too often assumed the atmosphere of a hotel or fairly-respectable cafe,” declared District Governor Doug Silverston to members of the Hull Rotary Club at a luncheon meeting held at Chez Henri Hotel. “The only sane solution is to get to the root of the problem – the causes. These, I believe are found in broken and unhappy homes and the responsibility lies with the parents.”
100 Years Ago
Town of Hawkesbury abolishes police force
The Review November 26, 1920 – Is the world ready for peace? Some say it is and some say not, yet there are places where the feeling of goodwill abounds. One of those happy spots, we imagine, is the town of Hawkesbury, Ontario. In that thriving centre of industry, says the press, His Worship the Mayor has just abolished the police force, declaring that all of the 5,600 citizens are law-abiding people. Was ever so grateful a tribute of respect tendered by one honored by the people to those who had done him honor? And nothing becomes the Mayor’s action so worthily as the fact that it entailed a sacrifice, the erstwhile town constable being now on the hunt for another job. Somebody had to make the beginning, to break the ice in this race for disarmament and which features the new world, and the requisite courage and spirit of the sacrifice have been found in Hawkesbury.
125 Years Ago
Local thieves warned
The Review November 22, 1895 – Two young men have been prowling around this place of late they were seen coming up the Hawkesbury road. I understand they have got away with some of our young ladies photos. They had better watch out for traps the next time they call around here. The young man from Maple Hollow that carried off a pair of slippers from here and a hat from Brown’s Corner’s had better return them or he will be looked after.