10 Years ago
Champlain Council votes down regional policing study
The Review, April 11, 2012 – PLEASANT CORNERS – Champlain Township council members unanimously rejected the endorsement of a Prescott-Russell regional policing cost analysis, saying the township is content with its current service and is trying to avoid unnecessary expenses. Deputy Mayor Paul-Emile Duval said the United Counties needed the approval of all eight Prescott-Russell municipalities to move forward on the study.

25 Years Ago
Weird weather batters roads, pushes up clearance expenses
The Review, April 9, 1997 – PLANTAGENET – The winter of 1996-97 exacted a high toll on area roads and road maintenance budgets. Exceptional conditions have resulted in a $170,000 over-run in the United Counties of Prescott-Russell’s winter maintenance budget. Public Works Department Director and Road Superintendent Marc Clermont said “the weather was weird in January and February. With all the freezing and thawing, every second day, the trucks were out putting on salt.”

50 Years Ago
The Review modernizes with offset printing
The Review, April 12, 1972 – VANKLEEK HILL – The Review changed over to offset printing this week, some two years ahead of schedule., caused by the breakdown of our Optimus flat-bed press, which could not be replaced or repaired some eight weeks ago. The Review has now installed some cold-type equipment, including a modern Kenro Vertical Camera ‘241’, page size up to 20” x 24”. We have also installed a 17” x 24” offset press to take care of our commercial printing.

75 Years Ago
No shows at Curling Club Co. meeting
The Review, April 10, 1947 – VANKLEEK HILL – Shareholders of the Vankleek Hill Rink Company Ltd., appear to have lost interest in their company’s affairs, as we are informed that at the annual meeting of the company on Tuesday, not one shareholder was present. Active curlers should realize that the company must be maintained as a going concern if curling activities are to continue.

100 Years Ago
Vankleek Hill Exhibition preparations underway
The Review, April 14, 1922 – VANKLEEK HILL – Great preparations are being made for this year’s exhibition in Vankleek Hill. Prizes on livestock have largely been increased and in horses and cattle the list has been practically doubled and the prizes now offer fair remuneration for the trouble necessary in preparing the exhibits. The Review asks that this year all the old sores and fester of the past be healed and that the focus be on making the show a success.

125 Years Ago
Hope for renewed mail service to Calumet
The Review, April 9, 1897 – HAWKESBURY – A petition has been circulated and readily signed by our ratepayers and endorsed by our town council asking to Postmaster General to re-continue the mail service from Hawkesbury to Calumet. It is now in the hands of the government and we hope it will have beneficial results.