10 Years ago
$2.5 million grow-op bust in St-Eugène
The Review, June 20, 2012 – ST-EUGÈNE – Three men were arrested by Ontario Provincial Police on June 14, in connection with a marijuana grow operation on Labrosse Street in St-Eugène, where a commercial building was being used to produce a large amount of cannabis, valued at $2.5 million. A search of the building resulted in the seizure of 2,573 marijuana plants, 36 grams of cannabis resin solid (hash), 784 grams of cannabis bud and equipment used in the production of marijuana.
25 Years Ago
Vankleek Hill celebrating double milestones
The Review, June 25, 1997 – VANKLEEK HILL – All roads will lead to Vankleek Hill this weekend for the high point of the town’s Bicentennial and Centennial celebrations. Homecoming weekend activities will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Simeon Vankleeck, the town’s first settler, and the centennial of the incorporation of the town.
50 Years Ago
Annual Strawberry Social and Dairy Princess competition
The Review, June 21, 1972 – VANKLEEK HILL – The annual Strawberry Social and Prescott County Dairy Princess competition will feature well-known country and western singer Dusty Hill, as well as the dancing Donovan sisters, the Smith family, the Nixon family, the Prescott County Public School Choir and many others. According to our source of information, the strawberries, cake and ice cream will be excellent this year.
75 Years Ago
Five young people drown on Ottawa River
The Review, June 26, 1947 – GRENVILLE – Five young people were drowned on Sunday afternoon, when the canoe in which they were paddling in the Grenville Canal was swept through the Long Sault Rapids. Drowned were Donald Chapman, 18, of Hawkesbury; Gene Groulx, 19, of Hawkesbury; Robert (Bobby) Reeves, 21, of Grenville; Jeannine Roy, 19, of Hawkesbury; and Aline Cousineau, 18, of Vankleek Hill. The canoe was found upturned near Greece’s Point, at 9:30 Sunday evening.
100 Years Ago
Cigarette tax drives pipe smoking, cheese prices up
The Review, June 23, 1922 – VANKLEEK HILL – Did you notice the number of young fellows smoking pipes lately? The new tax on cigarettes undoubtedly makes the difference, but will the change last? Cheese is a good price and the crops look fine, making the Prescott County farmers more cheerful than they have been since Mr.. Binette was elected by the L’Orignal Advocate.
125 Years Ago
95 cents to Ottawa and return
The Review, June 25, 1897 – VANKLEEK HILL – On Jubilee Day, June 22, the Canada Atlantic will sell excursion tickets to Ottawa and return the same day for 95 cents. A special train will leave Ottawa in the evening at 11 o’clock, giving excursionists an opportunity of seeing the grandest electrical display ever witnessed in Canada. The Parliament buildings will be illuminated and altogether the electrical lighting will cost some ten thousand dollars.