Days Gone By


1 Yr. – Apr. 6, 2018

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It is always great to feature the accomplishments of a former Restonite that has excelled in their chosen field. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Hayden Barré-Henuset, Financial Security Advisor for Freedom 55 Financial, a division of the London Life Insurance Company…Reston and District Library invited Moms & Tots for a special Easter gathering on Wednesday, March 28 when they listened to stories, made bunny ears and enjoyed snacks…Cromer Skating Rink is now closed for the next few months as renovations begin on the waiting room. Coffee Club will now be at the Cromer Hall…Chase the Ace is now over $10,000 at the Rest’n Inn.

10 Yrs. – 2009

Watershed meetings were held in Pipestone and Pierson last week. The purpose of holding the meetings was to ask people about what issues matter to them and what ideas they might have about conserving and protecting the landscape we share in the West Souris River Watershed…A kitchen shower was held at the Pipestone Hall on Tuesday, March 31 for Bob and Teresa, David, Aly and Aaron Turnbull after their home was destroyed by fire. The community support shown to the Turnbull’s is overwhelming…Noah, Julian and Mason are thrilled to announce the arrival of their new little brother, Mitchell Allan Dennis Smith. Excited parents are Aaron and Hiede.

20 Yrs. – Apr. 6, 1999

A community non-profit organization is opening a fitness centre in the old Credit Union building…Ten skaters from the Reston Figure Skating Club competed in the Dodie Wardle Provincial Competition. Medal winners were Brooke Henderson, Amy Harris, Candace West, Jeanna Irwin under coach Laurie Bertholet.

30 Yrs – Apr. 5, 1989

Berry Farm Equipment’s open house on Monday, April 3 had over 300 people register… Colin Campbell passed away at the age of 81 years…Winners of the Earl Robertson Memorial Award were George Fotheringham, Darrell Halls, Peter Baldwin and Wid Heath.

40 Yrs. – Apr. 5, 1979

The Reston Old Timers won a 5-4 decision over their Tilston counterparts in the final hockey match of the season in the Community Rink here on Thursday of last week.

50 Yrs. – Apr. 3, 1969

Flooding in the Pipestone Valley may occur this year according to a survey by the Water Control and Conservation Branch.

60 Yrs. – Apr. 9, 1959

Mr. and Mrs. George Bender of Sinclair celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on April 1st.

70 Yrs. – Apr. 7, 1949

John Callander has resigned as principal of the Reston School, a position he has held for the past two years.

80 Yrs. – Apr. 6, 1939

Antler residents are exploring the possibility of forming a company to operate a movie picture in the rink and also to lay a dance floor…Reston fair will be held July 26th and 27th. This will be the first fair since 1930.

90 Yrs. – Apr. 4, 1929

Paramount players presented “Her-Step-Husband” to a full house in the Pipestone Memorial Hall on Monday evening.

100 Yrs. – Apr. 3, 1919

On Sunday, the C.P.R. advanced the clock despite the fact that the Fast Time Bill as killed in parliament…A campaign against gophers is to be waged throughout the province. 3 cents per gopher will be paid.

110 Yrs. – Apr. 8, 1909

Mrs. Carscadden of Sinclair, assumes the management of the Hotel there…A vote will be held in the RM of Albert on April 29 to decide whether the municipality should own its own telephone system.

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