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Turning Pages is a look back through The Beacon by decade on items of interest. There will be some with news value, some will tell the stories of the people around us, and there will be some from the sports world, but all have graced the pages of The Beacon since its first publication in 1958.

Photo first appeared in October 1, 1975 edition of The Beacon.

Turning Pages may have you scratching your head to remember some of the things, or saying, ‘Oh yeah, I remember that.’

Or, if you’re reading about something for the first time, it might provide you with a brief glance into the history of the region.

 

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October 3, 2005

Election ’05 full of

close contests

Gander’s deputy mayor, Zane Tucker, almost lost his spot to newcomer Carl Smith, with only 86 votes separating the two. Claude Elliott, mayor of Gander, was re-elected for third term with a 220-vote lead over his only opponent, former councillor Larry Dawson.

 

September 27, 1995

At the town hall:

Cobb’s Pond boardwalk

A federal work program was approved to complete the remainder of the Cobb’s Pond boardwalk to Little Cobb’s Pond. The town’s recreation department and local rotary club worked together to oversee the project.  

October 2, 1985

Successful transplant

Pearl Tucker, a longtime resident of Gander, was throwing her support behind Gander’s chapter of the Kidney Foundation after undergoing a successful kidney transplant in Nova Scotia three weeks before.  

 

October 1, 1975

Hospital reviewing

visiting policy

Staff at the James Paton Memorial Hospital decided to review the hospital’s visiting policy after officials reported parents leaving their children unattended in the lobby of the building, while visiting patients. The roaming children were said to cause problems for both staff and patients, and a hospital spokesperson said officials were taking a serious look at ways to correct the issue.

 

September 29, 1965

Radio interference

causing concern

Several residents from the Gambo, Dark Cove and Middle Brook area were complaining of poor radio reception. Experts believed an electrical interference to be a source of the issue.  

 

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