10 Years ago
Smoke detector saves lives
The Review, March 28, 2012 – MORIN-HEIGHTS – A working smoke detector is being hailed as the hero of a Morin-Heights tragedy, in which eight people lost their home to a fire last Thursday. The three-alarm fire was reported at 9:57 a.m. and the house was already fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. The three residents, who had been home sleeping that day, were safely huddled outside.

25 Years Ago
Snowbank blues in Hawkesbury
The Review, March 26, 1997 – HAWKESBURY – Narrow streets and high snowbanks have unleashed an avalanche of complaints in Hawkesbury this winter. Town crews are doing their best to clear the streets, but Mayor Lucien Berniquez says motorists and pedestrians should prepare for more such inconveniences in the future. As of last week, the town has spent 80 per cent, or about $100,000 of this winter’s snow removal budget.

50 Years Ago
VKH curlers perform well in Ottawa
The Review, March 23, 1972 –VANKLEEK HILL – A Vankleek Hill rink with Al Dunsmore as skip, Third Sid Burwash, Second Mac Hall and lead Mac McIntyre carried the local club’s colours in the annual City of Ottawa Men’s Bonspiel and recorded a very impressive 8-3 record. With an 8-2 record, the Vankleek Hill rink earned their way to the finals of the Wilson Trophy. In a very close and well-played game, Dave Pedley from the RA Club, a former New Brunswick Brier skip, scored three in the 12th end to take a 9-8 victory. Congratulations fellows for a job well done!

75 Years Ago
Remarkable showing at Montreal bonspiel
The Review, March 28, 1947 – VANKLEEK HILL – A rink skipped by Dr. D.B. McPhee made a remarkable showing at the Elgin Trophy Bonspiel in Montreal last week, by winning all three of their games. The local rink was composed of Dr. McPhee, John Fraser, J.A. Wilson and J.T. McDonald. A total of 54 rinks were entered in the competition.

100 Years Ago
Quarantine from scarlet fever
The Review, March 24, 1922 – VANKLEEK HILL – The home of Mr. Raoul Labrosse, notary, has been quarantined again for scarlet fever. This makes the second time in six months that the home has been placed in quarantine due to the disease.

125 Years Ago
Editor’s thoughts: VKH becomes a town, earthquake over Liberal win
The Review, March 25, 1897 – VANKLEEK HILL – Vankleek Hill will be a ‘Diamond Jubilee’ town, as it will attain the dignity of becoming a town in May – the Queen’s Month. There are some persons who assert that there was no earthquake last Tuesday, but that it was simply the jubilation of the electors of Wright over the great Liberal victory.