HANTS HISTORY: May 15, 2017 edition


Published on May 18, 2017

David and John Edgecombe, of Windsor's Edgecombe Sports, received the Sport Nova Scotia 1992 Community Sponsor Award for their support of ski programs throughout the Atlantic Provinces.

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HANTS COUNTY, N.S. — Here's a look at what was making the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Hants Journal.

25 years ago (May 6 and May 13, 1992 editions)

• Eight candidates vied for the 1992 Princess Windsor title. Andrea McAllister was crowned. The First Lady in Waiting was Erin Niedermayer and Second Lady in Waiting was Kristen Rogers.

• Phony U.S.$50 bills were being circulated in Nova Scotia, with one counterfeit bill being discovered by a bank in Windsor.

• East Hants MLA Jack Hawkins, who was first elected in 1970, resigned from the Liberal caucus after refusing to withdraw a resolution that saluted the province's British heritage. All three parties labeled the resolution racist as it referred to “some heretics in government that are willing to betray our great heritage and surrender our culture to alien debasement.”

• The official opening of the 35-bed extension at Dykeland Lodge took place May 11.

• The 106 Windsor Regional Air Cadet Squadron held its 50th inspection.

• Downtown Windsor merchants teamed up with the RCMP to create a new program that would make it easier for police to respond to calls after business hours.

The effort, called Project Security, resulted in a map containing the security information for the 105 businesses.

As Windsor was considered a training detachment for young police officers, the RCMP sergeant said having that information will come in handy when they respond to alarms and “prowler incidents.”

• Brooklyn softball player Trevor McCabe was named runner up for the 1992 Moosehead Male Amateur Sport Athlete of the Year Award.

• Thirteen-year-old Josh Dill was one of 16 elite hockey players selected for the Nova Scotia Young Citadels hockey club. The team was travelling to Montreal May 20 to compete in an international AAA hockey tournament.

• Brandon Benedict, of Avondale, was selected to play for the provincial Atom AAA hockey team in a tournament in Montreal. He was the only novice age child in Nova Scotia to make the atom team.

• David and John Edgecombe, of Windsor's Edgecombe Sports, beat out 100 other nominees to win the Sport Nova Scotia 1992 Community Sponsor Award for their support of ski programs throughout the Atlantic Provinces.

• A story on diabetes being a serious disease in Hants County appeared on the front page of the paper, noting that 1,200 Hants County residents had it.

• The Windsor United Church Choir won two gold standards at the Kings County Music Festival and were recommended for a provincial choral competition.

50 years ago (May 10 and May 17, 1967 editions)

• Patricia Anne Ward, 19, of Three Mile Plains, was selected as Princess Windsor.

• The home of Mrs. Terrance Anthony, of West Gore, was destroyed by fire. The cause was an overheated stove. Due to how quickly the fire spread, personal belongings could not be saved.

• Sixteen-year-old Suzanne Hood, a Grade 11 Windsor Regional High School student, was selected by the Windsor Rotary Club to represent Hants County at the Adventure in Citizenship event in Ottawa.

• Thriftie Credit Union Ltd., of the Kempt Shore area, held its 25th anniversary.

• About 160 workers at the Canadian Keyes Fibre Ltd. plant in Hantsport were still on strike.

• The Nova Scotia Housing Commission was instructed to carry out a survey to determine the need and demand of low-income housing in Windsor.

• Bruce Caldwell, of the Hantsport Boy Scouts, was selected to participate in the Scout Exchange Program and would spend the summer in British Columbia. Danny Creaser was selected to attend the World Scout Jamboree in Idaho.

• Peter Whalen, Horton district, Jerry Whittleton, of Nine Mile River, Kathy Cochrane, of Gypsum Mines, and Elenora Balser, of Kingston, were selected to represent Nova Scotia as Canadian Red Cross Youth at the organization's centennial.

• R. E. (Bud) Kimball, of Windsor, was appointed as a judge of the Provincial Magistrate's Court. His appointment brought the number of provincial magistrates in the province to 14.