January 18, 2018

LOOKING BACK – High attendance for Women's Institute

From the Advocate – 100 years ago (1918)
High attendance for Women’s Institute
The Women’s Institute held their monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. W. Delaney, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 3rd. There were 105 present. The Secretary gave a report of the Red Cross work done in 1917, which showed that 2001 articles had been made, valued at $1036.00. The cash receipts were $1001.59.
The institute shipped to the Red Cross Society the following list of articles for January: 18 pairs of sox $16.20, 60 housewives $75.00, 10 trench caps $5.00, 372 handkerchiefs $11.16, 36 towels $13.13, 12 suits pyjamas $22.80, 72 face cloths $3.60, 12 pillow cases $3.60, 6 sheets $6.25, 33 stretcher caps $11.55, total $168.79. E.A. Burrows, Sec.
From the Advocate – 35 years ago (1983)
Landfill site has one year left
Erin Township should be looking for a new landfill site, since the current facility is reaching the end of its useful life, according to a report by the engineering consulting firm Gamsby and Mannerow. Leachate from the 32-year-old site on Eighth Line near Hillsburgh is affecting some local wells with high chloride levels and getting into the West Credit River.
Several test wells were drilled for the study, which also recommends the site be supervised by a staff member when open, and that items such as tires, scrap metal, construction material, wood and brush be segregated from the solid waste. Monitoring of ground and surface water will continue after the closure.
From the Advocate – 25 years ago (1993)
Crackdown on downtown parking
Drivers who have enjoyed penalty-free parking for hours on end in downtown Erin Village are about to be reminded of the two-hour parking limit.
“Most people have been very good,” said Village Bylaw Enforcement Officer Debbie Callaghan, who expects to be handing out parking tickets by the middle of January, as soon as they are printed.
The municipality recently received word from the Ministry of the Solicitor General that its parking bylaw is OK. Last summer there were many complaints from merchants about downtown parking problems.
From the Advocate – 20 years ago (1998)
Newspaper driver killed in bus-car crash
A Hillsburgh bus driver and students from Ospringe Public School are coping with the traumatic aftermath of a fatal collision last Tuesday afternoon between their school bus and a car driven by David Glidden, 42, of Guelph. Glidden died at the scene of the accident, on County Road 124 at Sixth Line.
Bus driver Balva Fick was not injured, while three of the 35 Grade 5-7 students had minor cuts. The bus had been travelling east on the county road, while Glidden, a contractor delivering the Guelph Mercury, was northbound on Sixth Line. He stopped at the stop sign, and then attempted to cross the road. The car lost traction on a patch of ice, leaving it directly in the path of the bus. Lynn Wells, chief psychologist for the public school board, met with the students in small groups to discuss their reactions and offer help as needed.