Days Gone By


1 Yr. – Apr. 5, 2019

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A nice crowd attended the RM of Pipestone Ratepayers Meeting with Reeve Archie McPherson, James Watt (Ward 1), Garnet Williamson (Ward 2), Gary Nicholson (Ward 3), Randy Henuset (Ward 4), Sheila Kotylak (Ward 5), Lane Wanless (Ward 6), and Chief Administrative Officer Michelle Halls. Elections were held in the fall with most of the previous councillors returning while welcoming Lane Wanless back to Ward 6. Accomplishments: Built a man made lake and spray park; assisted living housing is under construction; expansion of and sales of numerous businesses, plans to expand Reston, Pipestone; improvements to rinks, parks playgrounds, POD at Reston School, daycare expansion; drain cleaning and culvert program under flood prevention program; increased population with an increase of (0.8% growth) vs. net loss in other areas.

10 Yrs. – Apr. 9, 2010

Enbridge Public Affairs Department in Calgary was notified of an oil leak in the pipeline that runs under Bosshill Creek. Bruce Dunning of the Petroleum Branch in Virden reported that on the morning of Thursday, April 1, someone noticed signs of crude oil in the reeds and on the creek water. Emergency response crews were dispatched and started work immediately to contain the leak and locate the source…Heather Walker presented the Glen Walker Memorial Award to Betty-Jean Lazenby, Fletch Manning, Sheila Dodds and Keith Smeltz…Barrington Berry of Cromer is 83-years-old and has curled on a regular basis for over 65 years. It was noticed while compiling Days Gone By that Barrington won the Aggregate at the Reston Bonspiel in 1960 and this year, was on the winning team of the A side final for the Reston Senior Bonspiel.

20 Yrs. – Apr. 4, 2000

Kids’n Co. opened on Tuesday, April 4, in downtown Reston. Linda Patmore will sell children’s clothing on consignment…Farmers in Manitoba should soon receive payments from one time $100 million Canada Manitoba Adjustment Program announced in February…Marianne and Glen, along with their parents, Glenn and Jan Caldwell and Keith and Heather Ludlam are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

30 Yrs. – Apr. Apr. 4, 2000

First event winners at the Reston Men’s Bonspiel were Lyle Adair, Glen Gavin, Barry Balls and Glen Lund.

40 Yrs. – Apr. 3, 1980

It was the last hurrah for the Broomhill Curing Club with a potluck supper and social evening and dance. The windup was a climax of a long history for the Broomhill Club, which ceased their operations with a bonspiel in 1976. The one sheet rink was sold last summer.

50 Yrs. – Apr. 2, 1970

On Mar. 11 Reston 4-H Club held their Speak-Offs. Larry Mazur placed 1st in Juniors and Wendy Milliken 1st in Seniors.

60 Yrs. – Apr. 2, 1960

John Berry was elected president of the Reston Curling Club at the annual meeting held in the community rink. He succeeds Max Caldwell.

70 Yrs. – Apr. 6, 1950

Mr. and Mrs. John Payne of Reston have taken possession of Rhode’s General Store at Sinclair…Ralph Thorne, manager of the Reston Bank of Montreal, is retiring at the end of the month after 44 years in banking. He is succeeded by Kenneth B. Mills.

80 Yrs. – Mar. 28, 1940

The Pipestone Bonspiel concluded last week with J. Kennedy (skip), D. Fairbairn, Jr., Mrs. A. Grant and Sadie Fairlie winning the consolation.

90 Yrs. – Apr. 10, 1930

Work on the land started early in the week, with sufficient moisture to start the crop…The annual meeting of the Reston Lawn Bowling Club was held in Brady’s Hardware. Officers: Chas. Caldwell, President; Dr. Grogan, second vice-president; A. Ready, sec.-treas.

100 Yrs. –Apr. 1, 1920

 Work on the construction of the Memorial Hall at Pipestone will commence shortly…Dr. Grogan has returned from overseas and is resuming his veterinarian practice in Reston…Snow is very deep in the district.

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