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Old 05-25-2009, 07:18 PM
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Default CPR ditched historic TG&B and Credit Valley railway names Dipping Into the Past

125 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 13, 1909
In a general order issued by Manager Van Horne on the 1st inst., the Ontario & Quebec, Toronto, Grey & Bruce, and Credit Valley railways will henceforth be managed as part of the C.P.R. The old names of these railways will disappear, and they will now all be known as the Ontario Division of the C.P.R.
Old sidewalks in Shelburne are being torn up and grading being done under the superintendency of the road commissioner. New ones will be laid as soon as possible.
100 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 13, 1909
Former Mono reeve Richard Allen drove into Orangeville last Wednesday afternoon and put his horse and rig in the Dufferin House shed. In less than an hour afterwards Mr. Allen went to get his horse but both horse and buggy had disappeared. A track led out of the rear entrance to the yard, and it is thought the person who took the outfit drove that way in order to escape detection. Police officials of all neighbouring towns have been notified.
A deliberate attempt was made to wreck the southbound Grand Trunk train between Collingwood and Stayner on May 1. The fiend had arranged the ties placed on the track so as to do the greatest damage had the train struck them. However, the obstructions were noticed and the engineer managed to stop the train before reaching the barricade. A tramp was found in the woods not far away from the place and he was arrested and sent to Barrie jail.
Robert Phoenix of Mulmur met with a heavy loss on Thursday last by having his residence destroyed by fire. The fire started in the back kitchen at about 2 a.m. and the cause is quite a mystery, there having been no fire there since last fall. Mr. Phoenix and family luckily escaped but had very little time to save much of the furniture. The fire placed Mr. Phoenix in a very awkward position as he can get no nearby house into which to move. He purchased another farm near the homestead last fall but that house will not be vacant until sometime in June. The premises were insured with the Dufferin Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
75 YEARS AGO Wednesday, May 17, 1934
A convention at Alliston last Wednesday resulted in James Edward Jamieson being selected as Conservative candidate in the June 19 provincial election for the new riding of Dufferin-Simcoe. Mr. Jamieson has represented South Simcoe in the last five Legislature sessions. Others nominated included Mayor T. S. Parkinson and Dr. G. H. Campbell of Orangeville.
Famous Hollywood star Mary Pickford journeyed last weekend to Mulmur Lake with a party of fishing enthusiasts that included Gregory Clark, the well-known Toronto Star feature writer.
50 YEARS AGO Wednesday, May 13, 1959
After drilling at various locations for more than a year to locate a well that would improve Orangeville's water supply, one has been located west of town that tests show will produce 144,000 gallons a day.
Friday morning of last week, members of the Dufferin Central Fair Board met at the fairgrounds in Shelburne and planted 300 red pine trees around the north and east sides of the race track.
Centre Dufferin District High School Cadet Corps will hold its annual inspection on May 22nd, and for the first time in several years will also hold a street parade Wednesday of next week.
Returning officers have been announced for the provincial election of Thursday, June11. They include John Gillan of Arthur for the riding of Wellington-Dufferin and H. F. Steele of Creemore for Dufferin-Simcoe riding.
Shelburne's new well, located just behind the old Hydro substation on Main Street East, has a flow of 230 gallons per minute that will materially improve both consumers' supplies and an emergency reserve for fire protection.
25 YEARS AGO Wednesday, May 16, 1984
The Ontario Municipal Board has upheld a decision by Orangeville council against allowing a site on West Broadway adjacent to a residential neighbourhood to be used for a car dealership.
A plan submitted to the Orangeville Planning Advisory Committee calls for the former J. C. Adams building on Mill Street to be converted into 50 apartments.
Almost three months after 120 workers walked off the job at the Canada Wire and Cable plant , members of local 1285 of the United Auto Workers Union have voted to accept a management offer made after two days' mediation.
Dufferin County Council has been told a $3.2 million expansion of the county courthouse is likely to go to tender in October and take about a year to complete.
Alton residents are skeptical about a proposal to redevelop failing downtown core properties.
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