Not So Very Long Ago

1909

School opens on the 24th with six rooms . . . Cowan and Hays have writing tablets for 5¢

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1915

“It is the purpose of the citizens of Canada Tobacco Fund to make every soldier smoke happy” . . . A new hot air furnace is installed in the school.

1920

Deloraine Board of Trade protests the proposed freight increases . . . Bert Mitchell and George Gage buy Deloraine Motor and Machine Works from Alex Robitaille.

1925

Deloraine Flour Mill is sold to Harrison and Sons . . . Considerable building is going on.

1931

Worms are rapidly devouring local gardens.

1937

Brenda Theatre installs additional seating.

1943

Deloraine Legion holds a memorial service for those who fell to the war of 1914-18.

1948

The six-year cattle embargo is removed. This will boost the price of Canadian cattle.

1954

Lauder Untied Church celebrates its 50th anniversary . . . Maurice Vandaele, Medora, delivers the first oats of the season to the UGG elevator. . CPR trains will now have scenic dome cars . . . Falconer Collegiate issues its second yearbook.

1965

Harvest gets into full swing . . . Deloraine Shoe Shop opens tomorrow.

1970

Two cattle barns at the Fairgrounds burn to the ground . . . Compulsory public auto insurance is given royal assent.

1981

A group of exchange students from  Ste. Foy, Quebec visit Deloraine.

1987

Heavy rains, from 6 to 20 cm, hit the area. . . Deloraine Business Association is showing signs of coming back to life . . . Crops are expected to be down 20% from the record high last year.

1998

Pee Wee girls team, coached by Val Perriman and Lorne Sambrook, won their league . . . Victoria Lifeline Emergency Response system now available in the district . .  . Crop burning restrictions in effect from Aug 1 – Nov. 15 . . . Classes resume at Deloraine Collegiate on August 31.

2003

 Over 600 attend meeting in Hartney re: cattle industry in crisis. Rosann Wowchuk is one of the speakers . . . Deloraine Royals sweep Virden to win series . . . 13th annual charity golf tourney was held at Deloraine Golf Course . . . Playing at the Deloraine Theatre – “Daddy Daycare”.

2008

The 6th annual Relay for Life was held at the Peace Garden raising over $30,000 . . . The first human case of West Nile Virus has been identified in Manitoba for 2008. In 2007 there were 587 cases of the virus in Manitoba. . . Dorothy Dailey celebrated her 95th birthday in July.

2016

Three players from the Deloraine Royals baseball team – Mitch Olson, Cole Olson and Jeff Edwards were asked to join the Wawanesa Brewers for the Senior AA Provincials . . . Cole McKinney graduated from DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation . . .  Tracey Salamondra, teacher at Hartney School was one of 100 teachers chosen from the US and Canada to travel to Germany as fellows of the Transatlantic Outreach Program which helps social studies teachers to teach about contemporary Germany . .  . The Referendum (Resolution 613) was close – the Yes votes (334) edged the No votes (327) . . .  The 2016 Cruisin For Cash will take place August 2- and 21 with proceeds going to the new Curling Rink project.

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