The First Vankleek Hill Scouts took a sailing trip down the Ottawa River in 2011, but not in the conventional sense. The adventuresome group worked on a farm near Lefaivre, building a raft completely out of wood. Photo reprinted from the June 22, 2011 edition of The Review.

10 Years ago
Vankleek Hill Scouts set sail
The Review, June 22, 2011 – VANKLEEK HILL – The First Vankleek Hill Scouts are planning a sailing trip down the Ottawa River, but not in the conventional sense. The adventuresome group spent the past weekend on a farm near Lefaivre, building a raft completely out of wood. In fact, the Scouts used 50 logs, 21 barrels and three kilometres worth of twine to build the 18-by-24-foot raft.

25 Years Ago
VKH woman survives lightning strike
The Review, June 19, 1996 – VANKLEEK HILL – A simple oversight probably saved Lin Jenkins’ life last Tuesday. The Vankleek Hill area woman figures she survived a lightning strike because she had forgotten to unplug a telephone line extension that was connected to her computer. Jenkins was on the phone when: “The lightning hit the phone, blew the phone out of my hand, knocked the receiver off the wall, ran along the line into my modem and fried my computer.”

50 Years Ago
Three candidates for Dairy Princess
The Review, June 23, 1971 – VANKLEEK HILL – The annual social and Dairy Princess Contest will be held at the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds on June 29. There are three competitors this year: Cathy MacDuff, 18, lives with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Chester MacDuff in Chute-a-Blondeau; Sheryl Ryan, 19, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Ryan of Fournier; Diane Ryan, 19, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Ryan of Fournier.

75 Years Ago
Greenlane Women’s Institute “Poverty Social”
The Review, June 20, 1946 – GREENLANE – Much interest is being evinced locally in the Greenlane Women’s Institute’s latest project. The ‘Poverty Social” is an unusual event in these days of fashionable entertainments. They are expecting some unique ensembles next Friday evening at the Hawkesbury Dairy. Dust off your best overalls and join the merrymakers. They’ll be glad to have you.

100 Years Ago
Woman killed by train
The Review, June 24, 1921 – GLEN ROBERTSON – Miss Phoebe Villeneuve, age 61, of Montreal, was instantly killed near Glen Robertson on Monday, when a buggy in which she was riding was hit by GTR train No. 2, bound for Montreal. Her nephew Eugene Villeneuve, 16, was severely injured. The horse evidently took fright at the approaching train and galloped across the track, the locomotive striking the carriage.

125 Years Ago
Vote for Laurier
The Review, June 19, 1896 – VANKLEEK HILL – Putting up money on the chances that Sir Charles Tupper will, after the 23rd, still have charge of the strong box is reckless gambling. It is a 100 to 1 shot. After the struggle is over all that will be needed to break up a Conservative meeting will be yell “Tupper”. The ominous cry of “fire” would be mild in comparison.