Hants History (Aug. 14, 2014 edition)

Carole Morris-Underhill
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Here's a look at what was making the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Hants Journal.


25 years ago (Aug. 16, 1989 paper)

• Lake Pisiquid was deemed safe to swim in again after the levels of fecal coliform fell “significantly below” acceptable standards.

• The volume of people was said to be the highlight of the 1989 Sam Slick Days festival.

More than 5,000 people lined the parade route and an unprecedented 15,000 people were estimated watched the fireworks.

• West Hants council voted to rezone a section of land in Falmouth to make way for a new 10-unit senior citizen apartment building. The land was located at the intersection of Dyke Road and the Falmouth Back Road.

• More than 500 Windsor Academy alumni “flooded Fort Edward hill” for a two-day weekend reunion. Folks flew in from across the country to take part in the reminiscing.

• Walter Verge, the development officer for the Town of Windsor, provided council with an update on the proposed Tim Hortons coffee shop that was planned for 17 Water Street.

• More than 50 teams took part in the third annual Sam Slick Soccer Invitational, and more than 2,500 people watched the games.

The West Hants Pumpkins won gold in the U16 girls category, while West Hants United U12 and U16 boys teams secured bronze medals. Newport U12 combined also received bronze.

• The Mount Ma Jo Jen Lake Restaurant celebrated its grand opening in Vaughans. The proprietors were Norman and Jessie McLellan.


50 years ago (Aug. 12, 1964 paper)

• Gerry, the Nova Scotia born and bred German Shepherd, passed his exam at the School of Leader Dogs for the Blind and began his new life serving his owner Herbert A. Finke, of Indiana. The dog was raised at Kozy-Korner Kennels in Windsor.

• The Windsor Maple Leafs announced the local hockey team would be playing their home games in Dartmouth on Tuesday nights and in Windsor on Saturday nights. President Bill Fenton told the Journal that the team would probably also change their name due to their new connection with Dartmouth.

• Newport farmer J. Earl Greenough was awarded a Gold Seal certificate for Maincroft Penny. The 10-year-old dairy cow completed 10 lactations, producing 108.377 pounds of milk and 4,356 pounds of fat.

• Laurie Parker, of South Rawdon, attended the 4-H Provincial Leadership Club Camp in Truro. He was awarded top honours in Hants County and was selected to travel to Toronto for the National 4-H Club Week in November. Parker, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Austen Parker,  was a junior leader with the Ardoise Calf Club.

• Cyril Kennedy, the MP for Colchester-Hants, pleaded in the House of Commons for better shipping facilities at Noel. His entire speech, in which he requests another wharf be built, appeared in the paper.

• A Hants County man was recuperating in a New Brunswick hospital after being injured in an accident in Sussex on Aug. 2. It was reported that Robert Smith would remain in the Saint John Hospital until the end of August, when he would be transferred to Windsor for what was “expected to be a long period of convalescence.”

• The winners of the Bowlarama Ladies' Bowling League were the Crowettes, a team that consisted of V. Dunfield, M. Cameron, M. Mitchell, J. Frizzell and N. Harvie.

• Sobeys was hosting their Cook Out sale. Among the items on sale in the flyer were Farmers ice cream (49 cents per quart), Heinz Fancy Tomato Juice (29 cents per 48-ounce tin), and Big Eight Ginger Ale (six 28-ounce bottles for $1, plus deposit).


Organizations: Hants Journal, West Hants council, Windsor Academy Tim Hortons School of Leader Dogs The Windsor Maple Leafs National 4-H Club Week Ardoise Calf Club House of Commons New Brunswick hospital Saint John Hospital Bowling League Sobeys

Geographic location: Windsor, Falmouth, Lake Pisiquid Dyke Road Fort Edward Dartmouth 17 Water Street Hants County Vaughans Nova Scotia Indiana Rawdon Truro Toronto Sussex West Hants

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