10 Years ago
Fake $100 bills circulating
The Review, February 8, 2012 – HAWKESBURY – Shop owners and residents in Lachute and Hawkesbury are being advised by their respective police forces to be on the lookout, after businesses reported seven incidents in two weeks of customers attempting to pay for purchases using counterfeit $100 bills.
25 Years Ago
Off-trail snowmobilers warned
The Review, February 5, 1997 – VANKLEEK HILL – Stick to the trail, or you might lose it. That is the warning the Eastern Ontario Snowmobile Club is issuing after receiving complaints about snowmobilers straying from the groomed track. Certain snowmobilers have driven onto private property between Vankleek Hill and Hawkesbury and in some cases have damaged farmer’s fields, says region club director André Ouimet.
50 Years Ago
Oswald wins ‘Leap Year Speil’
The Review, February 2, 1972 – VANKLEEK HILL – Joye Oswald skipped her rink to the winner’s prize in the ‘Leap Year Speil’, taking five ends to outscore Pat McBain’s foursome 6-1. Joye’s winning combination was made up of Ruth MacMillan, Mary Burdett and Doris Robinson. Skip Carole McIntyre and her rink captured the Consolation final 5-3 over the Helen Dunsmore quartet. Playing with Carole were Carol Lee, Marion Byers and Karen Steele.
75 Years Ago
Vankleek Hill Public School official opening
The Review, February 6, 1947 – VANKLEEK HILL – The official opening of the Vankleek Hill Public School will be held on Friday, February 14th. The school will be open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Members of the Board of Trustees will be present to conduct visitors through the building. Everyone is welcome.
100 Years Ago
L’Orignal railway station in miserable condition
The Review, February 3, 1922 – L’ORIGNAL – The railway station of the CNR in this village is certainly in a most pitiful and miserable condition and we are surprised that a government station should be allowed to remain in such a state, particularly in the passenger waiting room, where all plaster is off or falling down, or ready to fall at any time on an unsuspecting passenger. Surely the receipts at this station must be enough to allow repairs to be made.
125 Years Ago
Fancy dress carnival a hit
The Review, February 5, 1897 – L’ORIGNAL – The fancy dress carnival in the Palace rink, L’Orignal, on Wednesday night was a great success. It is estimated there were nearly 150 skaters in costumes. Many of the costumes were handsome and costly and the scene was one of great brilliancy. The Harmonic band of Hawkesbury provided music for the evening.