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HANTS HISTORY (Jan. 1, 2015 paper) - Hants Journal


25 years ago (Jan. 3, 1990 paper)

• West Hants council approved Phase 1 of the three-phase recreation facility project in Falmouth.

Phase 1 of the project, located on Eldridge Road, was set to cost $99,000 and would see a softball diamond, soccer pitch, tot lot, trail system, security fencing, roadway and parking lot constructed.

• A Falmouth man and a Middleton man were killed just before Christmas when their cars collided on Highway 101 near Wolfville.

• West Hants Coun. Patricia Gould-Thorpe was named the chairperson of the Maritime Municipal Training Development Board. It was a two-year-term position.

• The Brooklyn Village Square Commission released its report on the future of the community after compiling six months worth of reports and data.

The report recommended various beautification projects and suggested better promotion of the home-based business opportunities, billing them as a type of “artistic village.”

There was a public input session slated for Jan. 15, with folks being able to browse through and vote on the entries vying for Brooklyn’s new sign design.

• Hilda Crowe celebrated her 103rd birthday at the Windsor Elms surrounded by family and friends.

• Windsor powerlifter Graham Eldridge set a Canadian record squat lift of 672 pounds at the Labatt’s Blue World Powerlifting Championships in Cape Breton.

The Town of Windsor was getting ready to host the Canadian Women’s Powerlifting Nationals as well as the Men’s Atlantic Powerlifting Championships later in January.

• Minor hockey profiles resumed in the Journal, with Brooklyn’s Alan Dauphinee and Robert McGray being featured.



50 years ago(Dec 30, 1964 paper)

• Norman Kyle received a few awards during the Junior Chamber of Commerce Christmas meeting.

The Jaycees feted last year's president, who was moving to Kentucky in 1965, with the President's Award of Honour and the First Spoke Award. Kyle was also given the Unit Friendship Plaque, which he was to present to the Louisville Junior Chamber of Commerce.

• The organist and choir master at St. John's United Church in Halifax, Mr. Palmer, was set to continue his music studies in the United States.

He was born and raised in Windsor and attended Acadia University “where he studied piano with Felicita Kalejs and majored in organ with Professor Eugen Gmeiner.”

• The community was mourning the sudden passing of Thorburn Ernest Anthony, 78. He was a former Hants County councillor, warden and municipal clerk.

• Folks had to wait until 1 p.m. New Year's Day to find out who was named Mr. Annapolis Valley 1964. There were 15 people in the running for the honour.

• Outbreaks of a pneumonia or a shipping fever type of infection were being reported in cattle by veterinarians and farmers in counties throughout Nova Scotia.

Herd owners were urged to contact a veterinarian right away if they noticed any coughing or respiratory trouble in their cattle.


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