Family Histories

The history of Postmasters in Vankleek Hill

The Story Of Vankleek Hill’s Postal Service Pandemic times puts to the test our Canadian tradition of quietly waiting-in-line in an orderly fashion. At the Vankleek Hill Post Office, clients today are to be congratulated for their consideration and patience as they wait outside.Our post office staff compare the unprecedented number of boxes arriving to […]

The history of 4132 Highway 34, Vankleek Hill

The Story of How One Property Helped Influence The Red Brick Look of Vankleek Hill History gives us a good excuse to look into early lives and older buildings. Here is a history of 4132 Highway 34, Vankleek Hill which was on the 2018 Christmas Home Tour organized by The Review. The Vankleek Hill & […]

A few Vankleek Hill stories for Remembrance Day

The Story of Corp. Strathcona McDonald, Killed in Action October 24th 1918 Corp. Strathcona McDonald (l) pestered his parents, Dr. Alexander and Ella McDonald, for 6 months before they finally gave him permission to enlist at age 17.In October, 1916 he travelled to Petawawa and joined the artillery – 72nd Queen’s Battery of the Canadian […]