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Then and Now: The Victorian Order of Nurses

Then and Now: The Victorian Order of Nurses

The V.O.N. was established in Cornwall in 1914, initially assisting with home deliveries, then shifting to home rehabilitation. The organization operated out of a series of locations, including 256 Pitt Street and 4 Second Street East, above the Bank of Nova Scotia. Over time they made the switch to using automobiles in order to make […]

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A note from Cornwall’s Little Historian, Sara Lauzon

A note from Cornwall’s Little Historian, Sara Lauzon

On May 23, I started a petition to the House of Commons. On June 1, it was approved and published. I am asking the House of Commons to recognize April 14, of every year, as Poor House Commemoration Day in Canada. This day will commemorate and celebrate the lives of Canadian Citizens and Immigrants that […]

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Mayor’s Picnic Makes a Comeback

  Cornwall’s Mayor Aaron Horovitz was much loved for the annual children’s picnics that he chaired and funded from his own resources from 1939 until 1957. The programme typically included a parade through the streets, athletic competitions, pie-eating contests, assorted entertainment and free refreshments for City youth on an August weekday. 1955 was the final year […]

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Then and Now: Cornwall’s Historic Central Park

Then and Now: Cornwall’s Historic Central Park

This aerial photo from the 1970s gives us a glimpse of the city block which, at that time, comprised the area between Water Street East, Sydney Street, First Street East and Amelia Street. The easterly 2/3 of the block were then home to Horovitz Park. Other than for a small area on the n.e. corner, […]

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Then and Now : Cornwall’s historic Army Training Camp

Then and Now : Cornwall’s historic Army Training Camp

An area of interest that people frequently ask about is the former Cornwall Army (Basic) Training Camp. The 35 acre training camp on the Dingwall estate opened on October 9, 1940.  The camp was located between Marlborough St. and McConnell Ave. from 6th St. E. to about 8th St. E. When it closed in 1944, Lt-Col. Rodolphe Larose […]

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