The Glengarry News : 2019-06-12

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THE GLENGARRY NEWS PAGE 9 – ALEXANDRIA, ONTARIO WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019 – Lucy Theoret of Lochiel. He is currently employed at Maher Shoe Co., Bayshore, Ottawa. Six GDHS students earned the top awards recently in the French typing section at the school. They are: Senior, Sylvie Diotte, Francine Larocque; Intermedia­te, Monique Menard, Jacqueline Claude; Junior, Sylvie Theoret, Suzanne Decoeur. Heather McCaskill from Lochiel 4-H Club won the Provincial Honours certificat­e, the top award given at a recent 4-H Achievemen­t Day. the Finch Recreation­al Centre following the Solemn Mass celebrated at 2 pm in St. Bernard’s Church. Imperial Tobacco Co., was recently transferre­d to Saint John, N.B. and Engineerin­g at Queen’s. Robert Fourney of Lancaster received the B.A. degree at Sir George Williams University, Montreal. Andrea Charlebois of Alexandria was awarded the B.A. degree at Carleton. Stuart McDonald of Alexandria has joined the Cornwall police force after service with the OPP. morning. There are 19 such trees altogether, each one representi­ng a different battle honoured on the WWI monument. Despite significan­t parent demand for an early French immersion program at Maxville Public School, the Upper Canada District School Board has rejected the idea for at least the upcoming school year. Maxville parents began lobbying for a local immersion after the board decided to implement one at Laggan Public this spring. Alexandria, at St. John’s Hospital, Long Island City, N.Y.; Miss Marion E. McIntosh, formerly of Maxville, at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg. America to permanentl­y reside here. That was June 2, 1859. D.J. McDonald, grocer, has erected a commodious marquee on his lawn to cater to the growing demand for ice cream, sodas, fruit, etc. John McCrimmon, Lancaster, arrived home from the Ontario Business College, Belleville, having graduated with honours. AULD LANG SYNE 60 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 4, 1959 • 20 YEARS AGO Wednesday, June 9, 1999 • 80 YEARS AGO Friday, June 2, 1939 Among university graduates are: David Dawes, Alexandria, who received a Bachelor of Science degree at McGill; Warren MacDonald of Hamilton, formerly of Alexandria, who won his BA at Western; George Fraser MacDonald of Cornwall, formerly of Alexandria, who received his M.A. degree at St. FX. Anne Marie McCormick, Alexandria, and Theresa Mary Racine, Martintown, were among nursing graduates at Hotel Dieu, Cornwall. SPCA officials have seized nine fighting cocks near Martintown after being tipped that cock fighting was being carried on in that area. Among graduates at Kemptville Saturday will be Donald Hambleton, Glen Robertson, and Ronald McRae, Bainsville. • • Dunvegan native Kelli Trottier has landed a leading role in Swingsters, an American musical making its debut in Myrtle Beach. After pounding the pavement to more than 25,000 homes, Liberal JeanMarc Lalonde was rewarded with a convincing election victory in the new riding of Glengarry-PrescottRu­ssell. He credited his previous work as an MPP as the biggest reason for his victory, especially on the outof-province constructi­on workers’ issue. May was another month of warm weather with average temperatur­es 2.7C above the average. We received only two-thirds the normal rainfall at 52mm. The high was 32C and the low was -1.5C. The past month was the second warmest since 1975 when the average was 4.5C higher with normal rainfall of 79mm. • Glengarry mourns the deaths of two Alexandria girls and two Maxville men instantly killed early Monday morning when their car plunged through the open bridge at Cornwall. Dead are: Misses Wincey MacDonell, 20, and Agnes O’Brien, 23, of Alexandria; Lawrence Coleman, 26, and Lawrence J. Currier, 25, of Maxville. Wm. J. McKinnon, Lochiel, manager of Glengarry Telephone Co., suffered left leg and head injuries, Saturday, at McCrimmon when a pole he was working on snapped. Wallace McKinnon of St. Elmo, received his BA degree from McGill at Convocatio­n, May 25. D.A. McPhee, Lochiel, Monday for Northern Quebec. • • • 120 YEARS AGO Friday, June 2, 1899 40 YEARS AGO Wednesday, June 6, 1979 • 100 YEARS AGO Friday, June 6, 1919 • Out of a total of 279 cars passed through the safety lane operated by the Ministry of Transport and Communicat­ions last week, 22 were removed from the road for faults. Lois Nixon graduated in the Legal Secretaria­l Science program. A graduate of GDHS and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Nixon, Dunvegan, Lois is now employed with the law firm of Nelligan/Power in Ottawa. Sheila McDonald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ranald V. McDonald, RR 1, North Lancaster, graduated from Queen’s University, Kingston, at convocatio­n ceremonies held on June 2. Sheila received her Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree with a major in Geography. She is employed by Damen and Moore in the Nippigon area. Claude A. Carriere received his diploma in Civil Engineerin­g Technology on May 26. A graduate of GDHS and St. Lawrence College, Claude is employed by Canadian Pittsburgh Industries in Saint John, N.B. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Denis Carriere of Green Valley. John E. Theoret received his Commercial Art diploma at graduation ceremonies held at Algonquin College, May 29. He is a son of Mrs. • Nursing Sister A.M. Macdonald, Alexandria, arrived home Wednesday after three years’ service in France and England. Recently home from overseas, Capt. the Rev. Ewen J. Macdonald, MC, left yesterday for Winnipeg where his services are required. Miss Annie J. Williams, Alexandria, graduated from the Champlain Valley Hospital, Plattsburg­h on May 28. Pte. Archie McPhee, DCM, who lost both legs overseas, has reached Canada and is undergoing treatment at Ste. Anne de Bellevue Military Hospital. • • Blood diamonds 30 YEARS AGO Wednesday, June 7, 1989 • • • The Alexandria United Church is celebratin­g its 125th anniversar­y with a weekend of special program. Fifteen year old Christina Rogers was crowned the 1989 Williamsto­wn Fair Queen. Miss Rogers is from Green Valley and is a grade 11 student at GDHS. Jason Lobb, 8, of Lochiel Township, was the winner of a VIA Rail round-trip family ticket to anywhere on the Quebec City-Toronto corridor. The contest was launched by the Save the Train Committee and Jason was among several children from area schools who participat­ed. Jason is the son of Heather and Bruno Lobb and Mrs. Lobb says this vacation will be their first in 11 years. This Thursday, June 8 marks 50 years of holy service in this diocese for Father Michael J. O’Brien. Born in Glen Walter on December 27, Father O’Brien is currently the pastor of St. Bernard’s in Finch, the same parish that he founded in 1945. In celebratio­n of his anniversar­y, a reception will be held this Sunday (June 11) at • • Former UN Security Council investigat­or Ian Smillie will be the guest speaker at the annual St. Andrew’s-Knox United Church Heritage Service June 16. He will be speaking on the issue of “blood diamonds,” past and present. Mr. Smillie has written two books on this subject, and is currently the Chair of the Board of the Diamond Developmen­t Initiative, an organizati­on that seeks to help small scale miners bring diamonds to market in a fair and just way. Mr. Smillie was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2003. The service begins at 10:30 a.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church, outside of Bainsville (at the corner of Second Concession and 2nd Line.) For more informatio­n contact Rev. John at 613-8089992. -- • • • • • • left • • • 70 YEARS AGO Friday, June 3, 1949 50 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 5, 1969 Alex Flaro of Martintown died in hospital at Montreal, Sunday from injuries suffered Wednesday while working in the cellar of a Lancaster area home. He suffered a broken neck and back when a heavy timber fell on him. W.J. Major of North Lancaster, president of the Glengarry Liberal Associatio­n, was named candidate in the coming federal election. Alexandria’s new police force will take over July 1 from the Provincial Police. Wilfred Parker of the Hull force has been hired to assist Chief Alcide Lamothe, previously engaged. Wilfred Cardinal, who is with the Mr. and Mrs. Rene Poirier and their daughter Marguerite, 19, of Highway 34 were among seven injured in a two-car collision at the Brown House Sunday afternoon. Poirier and Touchette are planning erection of 15 new homes on the north side of Kincardine St. Rev. Charles F. McDonald of Glen Norman will be ordained June 14 in his parish church at Glen Nevis. A $60,000 office is planned for the Caisse Populaire of Sacred Heart parish. Garry B. MacGregor of Maxville has received his B.Sc. degree with First Class Honours in Mathematic­s 10 YEARS AGO Wednesday, June 10, 2009 • • 90 YEARS AGO Friday, June 7, 1929 110 YEARS AGO Friday, June 4, 1909 It was a big weekend for soccer fans in the county. Not only did the Gaels bring home the Ontario championsh­ip, but North Glengarry secured two-thirds funding for a $1.17 million indoor soccer and sports complex, as part of a three-project cash haul for the township announced by the federal and provincial government­s on Friday. Student volunteers Thomas Sangster (Bainsville) and Chelsea Thompson (Williamsto­wn) helped Pierre Roy plant juniper trees around the Lancaster cenotaph on Saturday • A native of Glen Robertson, Mrs. Peter McMaster, died at Vankleek Hill, May 30, at the age of 102. A.D. Irvine of Dalkeith took honours in his fourth year in Medicine at Toronto University. Misses M.R. Jamieson and Edith McEwen of Maxville were successful in their fourth year, Faculty of Arts. Graduate nurses from Glengarry include: Misses Isabel McDougall and Marguerite Macdonell, Alexandria, at Prescott Heights Hospital, Brooklyn; Miss Marguerite Cuthbert, • While shooting the rapids with a companion, Stanley Ames Ostrom of Alexandria, was drowned Monday, some 90 miles west of Sudbury. He was employed on the CN and O survey. W.J. and W.W. McKinnon, general merchants, Dunvegan, have relet the premises occupied by them from J. Dickson, now of Winnipeg. 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