10 Years ago

GSLR Mayor John Saywell resigns from post

The Review, September 19, 2012 – GRENVILLE-SUR-LA-ROUGE – In a move that left everyone surprised around the council table, Grenville-sur-la-Rouge Mayor John Saywell resigned from his post effective immediately during a council meeting held September 11. Tensions between the mayor and several councillors have been mounting for well over a year, however even the mayor’s supporters admitted they had no idea the mayor was planning to step down. Those present at the meeting said Saywell made a “courageous decision” and noted he was calm and collected while announcing his resignation.

25 Years Ago

Poulin joins Hawkesbury mayor’s race

The Review, September 24, 1997 – HAWKESBURY – The Hawkesbury municipal election has taken a twist, with former town clerk Jean-Jacques Poulin entering the race for the mayor’s post. Poulin, who retired from his municipal post in 1995, filed his nomination papers Monday. Poulin and former school board superintendent Marcel Massé are challenging incumbent Lucien Berniquez for the mayor’s job.


50 Years Ago

Local man runs Horse Shoe Corral

The Review, September 20, 1972 – VANKLEEK HILL – Allan Mahon, Circle M Ranch, Vankleek Hill, has been stocking and operating the Horse Shoe Corral adjacent to Upper Canada Village. The corral is stocked with 20 well-broken and trained horses for public hire on guided trail rides on 600 acres of government land leased for riding purposes in a game and bird sanctuary. Aiding Allan in his corral operations are Danny MacDonald from Vernon and Marc Joanisse of Hawkesbury, a student at HDHS.

75 Years Ago

Three seriously injured when car crashes into bridge

The Review, September 25, 1947 – PLEASANT CORNERS – Mr. and Mrs. Pacific Roy and their son Elzear Roy, of Pleasant Corners, received serious injuries on Friday evening last when the 1934 Chevrolet car in which they were riding struck the guard planks on the Emile Quesnel Concession bridge, St. Justine Parish, Québec. The bridge was under repair and the floor planks had been removed, but the driver of the car, Elzear Roy, as he approached the bridge did not notice the lighted signal in time and crashed into the cross sections, the car resting on its frame on the beams. Before help arrived, the injured occupants were nearly two hours in their car unable to move for fear of falling into the water.

100 Years Ago

Fire destroy barn and outbuildings

The Review, September 29, 1922 – ST-EUGÈNE – Mr. Eugene Labrosse, farmer, living about one-half mile from the village of St-Eugène, had the misfortune of having his fine barn and all other outbuildings destroyed by fire on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Labrosse also lost all his hay and straw, about 2,000 bushels of oat, 200 bushels of wheat and practically all his farm machinery in the fire that originated from an explosion of the blower in the threshing mill. The loss is estimated at $9,000, with insurance to cover only a fraction of that amount.

125 Years Ago

County of Prescott Fair a grand success

The Review, September 17, 1897 – VANKLEEK HILL – Each year sees an ever increasing appreciation of the County of Prescott’s annual exhibition and the Fair this year was by far the most successful in the society’s history. Attendance was fully 25 per cent greater than last year, there could not have been less than 5,000 persons on the ground Wednesday and attendance Thursday was also good. Gate receipts will exceed last year by $400 or over, although threatened rain on Thursday morning undoubtedly kept a great number home.