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Thanks from CNR

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 75-PH27014
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  • 1975

"Bradford Police Constable Henry Bell, and sewage treatment plant employees Sandy Pearson and Lloyd Seed received marble desk sets from CNR Toronto Area Manager Bob Doty last week. The men were presented with gifts for their attempts to stop a CNR...

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Brown gets ten year goal

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 75-PH27013
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  • 1975

"Robert Brown of West Gwillimbury Township, recently joined the ranks of relatively elite professionals. Earlier this year Mr. Brown was given accreditation as an appraiser by the Appraisal Institute of Canada. It took him 10 years and a lot of st...

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Winter returns, halts all activity

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 75-PH26955
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  • 1975

"When Southern Ontario residents put away all their snowmobiling equipment and winter clothes, they thought the long, cold winter had ended, but Old Man Winter decided he still had some say in the matter. Over a foot of snow covered southern Simc...

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Organizing the Salad Festival

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 75-PH27018
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  • 1970s

"Chamber of Commerce President George Allison explained the set up of this year's Bradford Salad Festival Committee to a gathering of more than 50 representatives from local, civic and service organizations during a dinner meeting at Toby's Restau...

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Warning attempt failed

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 75-PH26983
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  • 1975-05-28

"Somewhere in Bradford there is an unidentified man who may have saved the lives of a CNR railway crew on board a southbound freight train that plunged off the line and did over $1 million damage behind Hardee Farms during the storm last Wednesday...

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Plans shaping up for 100-mile Snowarama

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26779
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"Plans for the Bradford Snowarama are quickly shaping up as organizers distribute pledge forms, and snowmobilers line up sponsors for the 100-mile ride slated for Sunday, February 5. The Ontario Society for Crippled Children is coordinating the ev...

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Mrs. Jim Catanias Bradford High School Class of 1925

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26774
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"Here is another Bradford High School class photo submitted by Mrs. Jim Catania. This 1925 photo shows the second form class (now grade 10). Back row, left, Grace Kingsley, Ailien Nolan, (first name unknown) Edney, Julia Norfolk, Emily Macdonald, ...

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Milk deliveries

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26773
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"Remember when milk used to be delivered this way? Herbert Fraser used to do the rounds for the entire town of Bradford back in the 1940s and 50s until about 1956. His daughter, Mrs. Doris Church, who submitted these photos, recalls that her fathe...

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Finally! Schomberg river dredge is launched

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26766
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"The Schomberg River dredge was finally launched last Tuesday after an abortive effort the day before. The ponderous machine, built by Louis Devald, slid slowly into the water near Wanda Street, and to the relief of everybody it not only floated, ...

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Art Evans cuts ribbon

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26761
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"Arthur Evans of Bradford, former Simcoe Centre MPP, was among the dignitaries at the official opening of the new Simcoe County courthouse in Barrie last Friday. Mr. Evans who represented Simcoe Centre for 16 years, was joined in the plaque unveil...

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