A Packet of past

As The Packet marks its 50th an­niver­sary this year, we of­fer read­ers a look back at the lo­cal sto­ries that made the news

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Editorial -

Q40 years ago

From the Dec.27, 1978 edi­tion An ex­cess of 30 pas­sen­gers es­caped se­ri­ous in­jury when the west-bound CN Road­cruiser over­turned on the Trans-Canada high­way just east of North West Brook on Tues­day night, Dec. 19. The mishap oc­curred around 8:00 p.m. Slip­pery road con­di­tions was given as the cause for the ac­ci­dent. Six per­sons were taken to the hospi­tal at Come by Chance, but none were suf­fer­ing from se­ri­ous in­jury. It is learned that the ve­hi­cle skid­ded on the icy pave­ment, went out of con­trol and landed on its side fac­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion to which

QFrom the Dec.28, 1998 edi­tion This ad on the bot­tom for Arc­tic Cat snow­mo­biles ran in the Dec. 28, 1998 edi­tion.

Q20 years ago 10 years ago

From the Dec.31, 2008

Deep Bight wel­comes sol­dier

CN Road­cruiser crash.As The Packet marks its 50th an­niver­sary this year, we of­fer read­ers a look back at the lo­cal sto­ries that made the news. it was trav­el­ing. For­tu­nately, there was very lit­tle em­bank­ment in that par­tic­u­lar spot. Clarenville Po­lice car­ried out the usual in­ves­ti­ga­tion. came home for Christ­mas.Green ar­rived back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan at the end of Septem­ber. He owns a house in Ed­mon­ton, but New­found­land will al­ways be home.“We do what we do not to be in the lime­light. It’s a job that needs to be done,” is hell he sums up his feel­ings about the mo­tor­cade and potluck sup­per and cel­e­bra­tion of his re­turn.The United Church board of Man­age­ment, with Mar­jorie Avery at the helm, or­ga­nized the Dec. 23 event.“We were so proud that he got home alive, we thought it would be some­thing nice to cel­e­brate,” she says. Folks from Deep Bight, Adey­town and else­where made up the 35-car pa­rade.

Sergeant Jef­fery Green doesn’t much like be­ing the cen­ter of at­ten­tion. Too bad his home­town doesn’t know that.Deep Bight through a party in his honor last week when the sol­dier

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