10 Years ago
Mailboxes not up to par
The Review, November 9, 2011 – VANKLEEK HILL– A number of area residents say they are not pleased with notices they’ve received from Canada Post saying their mailboxes are no longer safe. Jean Gagnon recently received a notice advising him that he had 15 days to move his mailbox, or Canada Post would no longer deliver mail to his home address. He did not move it and his mail was delivered to general delivery at the post office in Vankleek Hill. Other residents have reported receiving similar letters.
25 Years Ago
Drive to stop residence transfer to hospital
The Review, November 13, 1996 – HAWKESBURY – .The union representing most Prescott-Russell Residence employees has launched a public campaign to halt the transfer of the home for the aged to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital. Warning of drastic cuts in services and the possible closure of the Hawkesbury residence, the Canadian Union of Public Employees says it is forming a coalition of employees, families of residents and citizens to stop the move.
50 Years Ago
Mayor Sidney Siversky to retire from Town Council
The Review, November 10, 1971 – VANKLEEK HILL – Mayor Sidney Siversky is retiring after 15 years on Vankleek Hill Council, the last four as mayor, feeling it is time for a new man at the helm. The mayor penned a resignation notice, published in The Review, thanking citizens of the community for their support over the years.
75 Years Ago
Review loses St. Eugéne correspondent
The Review, November 14, 1946 – ST-EUGÉNE – With the removal of Mrs. O. Trafford and family from St-Eugéne to Vankleek Hill, The Review loses its valued and long-standing correspondent in the village. It is over 50 years since the late Mr. Oliver Trafford started contributing new items to this paper and some member of the family has been our faithful correspondent ever since.
100 Years Ago
$25 for broken bicycle, $5 for torn pants
The Review, November 11, 1921 – HAWKESBURY – His Honor Judge O’Brian presided over Division Court on Wednesday and dealt with the case of Xavier Paquette vs. Zotique Lalonde. The plaintiff was riding his bicycle and was struck by the defendant’s auto. His bicycle was broken and his pants were torn. He was allowed $25 for his bike and $5 for his pants.
125 Years Ago
Hard labour for theft of overcoat
The Review, November 13, 1896 – ALEXANDRIA – ‘McIsaac’ McDonald of Alexandria was arrested on Friday last by Constable Roberts for stealing an overcoat from the office of the Grand Central Hotel. On Saturday he pled guilty to the charge and his Honor gave him six weeks with hard labour, and Constable Roberts safely delivered the prisoner to the country jail the next day.