New Yarmouth Lions hall, golf course expansion among past headlines

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40 YEARS AGO The need for more parking facilities in Yarmouth was the subject of a front-page story in The Vanguard’s Nov. 13, 1968 edition. There reportedly was some disagreement, however, over whether it was up to the town or to the local business community to take action on the issue.

An official opening was held for the Yarmouth Lions Club hall on Parade Street.

The Town of Yarmouth was being called upon to fluoridate its water supply.


Concern was being expressed over delays in construction of a new public wharf for Yarmouth, the issue having been raised during a meeting of the chamber of commerce, The Vanguard reported in its Nov. 14, 1973 edition. Problems holding up the project were being addressed, a town spokesman said.

A new provincial tourist information centre was to be built in Yarmouth. According to the project’s architect, if all went as planned, construction of the proposed quarter-million-dollar facility could start early in the new year.

Tuesday night’s television lineup included (on CBC) the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Police Story and (on CTV) Kojak, Marcus Welby.


A report from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans apparently had confirmed the long-held view by lobster fishermen that there was a link between the offshore lobster fishing industry and inshore stocks, according to a story in The Vanguard’s Nov. 15, 1978 edition.

On the local arts scene, the curtain would soon be rising on a production of Blithe Sprit. The Noel Coward play was to be presented at Yarmouth’s high school. The show was a joint initiative of the Yarmouth Drama Society and the Performing Arts Group.


Efforts to secure support for the construction of a new arena complex for the Yarmouth area reportedly would continue despite the word that one local municipal unit perhaps would support an expansion of the existing Yarmouth rink rather than the construction of a new one.


Development of a new industrial park in the Hebron area was underway now that the Municipality of Yarmouth and the local industrial commission had reached an agreement of management of the 154-acre site, The Vanguard reported in its Nov. 15, 1988 edition.

Shippers who had been concerned about the lack of cargo-carrying space on out-bound aircraft since the termination of Air Canada’s DC-9 jet service in Yarmouth were said to be pleased with a new arrangement with the airline whereby shippers would be guaranteed a way to ship their product.


Work was underway on an expansion of Yarmouth’s golf course from nine to 18 holes. The expanded course was expected to be ready in time for the opening of the 1995 golf season, The Vanguard noted in its Nov. 16, 1993 edition. The anticipated cost of the expansion was $500,000.

Organizations: The Vanguard, Yarmouth Lions Club, CBC Department of Fisheries and Oceans Yarmouth Drama Society Performing Arts Group Air Canada

Geographic location: Yarmouth, Parade Street, Hebron

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