10 Years ago
Another accident at 417/34 intersection
The Review, August 24, 2011 – VANKLEEK HILL – Another accident with injuries has occurred at the intersection of Highway 417 and Highway 34. A car and a pickup truck were involved in the collision on August 19 at 6:30 p.m. The crash, one of many in recent months, comes only one week after two local municipal councillors expressed concerns about the intersection for an article in The Review.

25 Years Ago
Water bottling plant canned
The Review, August 28, 1996 – PLEASANT CORNERS – A Montreal firm has abandoned its contentious proposal to open a water bottling plant on Pleasant Corners Road. “The little guy can win once in awhile,” says Glenn Howes, a resident who opposed the application by Cimad Inc. to set up the commercial bottling operation in West Hawkesbury Township.

50 Years Ago
Celts highlight Friday evening VKH Fair program
The Review, August 25, 1971 – VANKLEEK HILL – The Vankleek Hill Fair will be held next week, September 2-4. Friday evening will again feature the Celts, an Irish group well worth watching. The Cattle Parade will also be held that evening. On Saturday will be a variety concert and the drawing of a framed oil painting by Mrs. Harry LeRoy.

75 Years Ago
Sydney Mode wins high honors at Montreal Gladiolus Show
The Review, August 29, 1946 – MONTREAL – At the Quebec Gladiolus Show last week in Montreal, Sydney Mode of Vankleek Hill won high honours by capturing the Grand Sweepstakes – a special award for the exhibitor who obtains the greatest number of points in the show. Also won by Mode were the Open Sweepstake for the greatest number of points in the Open Class, along with the Canadian Gladiolus Society Silver Medal.

100 Years Ago
Local charged for selling wine with too much alcohol
The Review, August 6, 1921 – VANKLEEK HILL – Inspector Dehaitre has brought a case against several parties throughout the county for selling wine known as ‘Sanatas’ or ‘Santo Paulo’. It is claimed that this wine contains more alcohol than the law of the province allows.

125 Years Ago
Fire at McPhee stables
The Review, July 31, 1896 – ALEXANDRIA – A fire broke out last week in the stables belonging to D. & A. McPhee. The fire spread rapidly, destroying the stables and also those of the St. Lawrence Hotel. The hotel was also gutted as well as McPhee’s store, J. McLeister’s drugstore and Miss McDonald’s millinery store. The greater part of the goods from several stores were carried out and strewn along the streets. The suspected cause is incendiarism.