10 Years ago
Local MPs disagree on internet surveillance
The Review, February 29, 2012 – OTTAWA – Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux said he understands Canadians are upset by the proposed internet surveillance legislation, but said he fears many people don’t completely understand the controversial bill. Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel NDP MP Mylène Freeman, however, said she disagrees with the legislation because it treats average law-abiding Canadians “like criminals”.
25 Years Ago
Municipal employees terminated
The Review, February 26, 1997 – ST-ISIDORE – Forty-two municipal employees have received notices that their jobs will be terminated as of December 31, 1997. Employees of the Village of St-Isidore and the three townships of Cambridge, Caledonia and South Plantagenet received notices about two weeks ago. The move is in preparation for the formation of a new, larger municipality created when the four municipalities will officially merge on January 1, 1998.
50 Years Ago
900 students displaced by fire at Plantagenet high school
The Review, February 24, 1972 – PLANTAGENET – Plantagenet High School caught fire in the old core that dates back to 1925 at noon on February 22. All 900 students and 40 odd teachers were swiftly evacuated with no one hurt. Saved from destruction were the library, two newer school wings built circa 1950 and some 30 portable classrooms. Damage is estimated at $400,000. Students will be bused to other high schools in the United Counties until repairs can be made.
75 Years Ago
Vote to set up Nation River Conservation Authority
The Review, February 27, 1947 – NATION – Representatives of municipalities of the South Nation River watershed voted on Monday 20 to 3 in favour of establishing a Nation River Conservation Authority – the first major cooperative procedure in the history of Eastern Ontario. The Authority will replace a conservation committee set up just 18 months ago following the disastrous flood of July 17, 1945, when rich farm lands were inundated.
100 Years Ago
Gasoline explosion shakes Hawkesbury
The Review, February 24, 1922 – HAWKESBURY – Emile Theoret, aged 44, succumbed at his home on February 19 to injuries received when he was blown 100 feet into the air, after a tank car of gasoline exploded the previous day. Theoret was engaged in emptying the tank for L.P. Pattee and had gone into the huge container with a lighted lantern when an explosion shattered the car. A sheet of flame shot hundreds of feet into the night sky, by the light of which the blazing body of Theoret was seen hurtling through the air. The explosion broke windows and was heard for miles around town.
125 Years Ago
False teeth swallowed
The Review, January, 1897 – HAMILTON – William Robert, a baggageman at the Hamilton GTR station, swallowed a set of false teeth while masticating his food two days ago. The molars are still in his stomach and are causing him much pain and inconvenience, but nothing can be done to relieve him of them.