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
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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