Hants History (Aug. 21, 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. 23, 1989 paper)

• A total of 25 new provincial swimming records were set at the 1989 Summer Provincial Swim Championships in Windsor.

The Bluefins “speedster” Cheryl Woodman set three provincial records and contributed 31 points to her hometown team. She also earned Top Female Swimmer honours as well.

• The Senior Citizens Bus Committee was pleased to announce they raised enough to order the bus. It was reported a total of $72,000 of the required $75,000 had been raised.

• Ocean Realty erected a fence around the parking lot of their building, which was the old Wades building. While the business provided parking spots to the building’s tenants, they had offered to lease the remaining available parking spots to the Town of Windsor for $1. Windsor’s council passed on the proposal. In order to prevent people from using the available parking spaces, the company installed a $3,000 fence and were planning to rent the remaining spaces to interested individuals.

• MT&T employees organized a special food drive and helped fill the Windsor food bank’s shelves.

• The Hants Shore Clinic defeated the Summerville Fire Department to win the Sunfest Baseball Tournament trophy.

• Pothier Motors was having a giant tent sale, offering such deals as a 1989 Colt 200 for $10,982, a 1989 Dynasty for $15,995 and a 1989 4x4 Dodge W-150 for $16,379.75.

• A new rugby team was formed. The Windsor Moosehead Warthogs were set to play their first game Aug. 27 at King’s-Edgehill School pitch. The team was a member of the Nova Scotia Rugby Football Union’s 10-team second division.

• Canadian recording artists Joan Kennedy and Lee Marlow were set to headline a six-hour country concert in Ardoise.

• The Bond movie Licence to Kill was playing at Imperial Theatre.


50 years ago (Aug. 19, 1964 paper)

• The community was mourning the death of well-known Windsor dentist Dr. Arthur Almon Dill, who was 85 years old. It was noted that he took over his father's dental practice and ran it for more than 50 years.

• The Nova Scotia Quarry Workers Union Local 294 and the Fundy Gypsum Company finally reached an agreement and signed a three-year contract. The agreement called for a five-cent per hour increase in wages for each year, and the addition of a statutory holiday.

The agreement was struck after nearly two months of negotiations.

• Highlights from 4-H field days were presented in the paper. For the Dyke 4-H Club, of Falmouth, 32 Guernseys and Herefords were shown by 22 club members. Cathy Wilson captured first place with a total of 138 points. Chris Musgrave was judged top showman.

Other prizes included: best Guernsey calf, Pat Smith; best beef Hereford heifer, Chella Coombes; best yearling Guernsey, Bob Wilson; best two-year-old Guernsey, Brian Wilson; best Hereford steer, Chella Coombes.

• Miss Diane Oulton left for the Indian Residential School at Fort George, Quebec, in the Anglican Diocese of Moosonee, to serve as a girl's supervisor for the school year. The school was one of 18 residences administered by the Anglican Church of Canada.

Prior to Oulton leaving Windsor, she was the guest of honour at a special meeting of the Women's Auxiliary of Christ Church.

• The Imperial Theatre was showing For those Who Think Young, which featured James Darren, Pamela Tiffin and Paul Lynde in lead roles, Magnificent Obsession, starring Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman, and 633 Squadron with Cliff Robertson and George Chakiris.


Organizations: Hants Journal, The Senior Citizens Bus Committee, Summerville Fire Department Edgehill School Nova Scotia Rugby Football Union Imperial Theatre The Nova Scotia Quarry Workers Union Local Fundy Gypsum Company Dyke 4-H Club Indian Residential School Anglican Church of Canada Christ Church

Geographic location: Windsor, Ardoise, Falmouth Fort George Quebec Moosonee

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