10 Years ago
Numerous thefts from unlocked vehicles
The Review, February 1, 2012 – VANKLEEK HILL – Residents are being reminded to lock their car doors, following a number of thefts from unlocked vehicles in Vankleek Hill in recent weeks. One resident told The Review there have been between 10 to 15 thefts over the last several weeks and the numbers appear to be increasing.

25 Years Ago
Petition seeks dissolution of BIA
The Review, February 1, 1997 – HAWKESBURY – A majority of Business Improvement Area Commission members have called for the dissolution of the group, which was created to revitalize the downtown commercial sector. The petition was organized in December by business people who felt the benefits they were getting from the BIA did not justify the special taxes they were paying to support the organization.

50 Years Ago
Lineups predicted for ’72 licences
The Review, January 26, 1972 – VANKLEEK HILL – Approximately two million Ontario car owners have still to purchase their 1972 licence plates, with less than six weeks to go before the February 29 deadline. Owners are advised to get their plates as early as possible to avoid the usual last-minute surge of sales with their time consuming lineups.

75 Years Ago
Nixon named president of Agricultural Society
The Review, January 30, 1947 – VANKLEEK HILL – Leslie Nixon was elected president of the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society at the annual meeting held in council chambers last Saturday. Russell Newton was elected vice-president and William McDwain second vice-president.


100 Years Ago
Cigarettes sales lead to arrests
The Review, January 27, 1922 – VANKLEEK HILL – For the past few months several robberies took place in town and the robbers got off scot fee. On Saturday last Moise Jazzar’s restaurant was entered and several boxes of cigars disappeared. On Monday afternoon two boys were offering cigarettes for sale on the street at 5 cents per package. On being questioned as to where they had purchased them they said they got them from a certain party. As a result Willie Hartley, Johnny Latreille and T. Desjardins were arrested on Monday night and some of the goods recovered.

125 Years Ago
Fire extinguished in time
The Review, January 22, 1897 – VANKLEEK HILL – A defective chimney of Mrs. McLennan’s, High Street, was the cause of a fire here on Tuesday morning. Fortunately it was discovered before it had gained much headway. A hole was chopped in the roof and a pail or two of water extinguished the fire.