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From our Files – Week of November 10, 2021

50 Years Ago — November 11, 1971

   One-Sided moose rack  A rather unusual incident occurred to two St. Agatha deer hunters in 1971. Phillip Bosse and Donat Daigle were strolling in the woods in Township 17 Range 15 when they caught sight of a pair of moose antlers stuck on the boughs of a tree.

What surprised the two hunters were the uncommon shape and growth of the antlers. The pair of horns grew completely on one side, on the right of the head of the animal. The prize measures 29 and a half inches from top to bottom. The 10 horns of giant size have been shed by the animal during the usual shedding season.

25 Years Ago — November 11, 1996

Self portraits — Gateway Elementary School students in Therese Dumais’ class recently created self-portraits as a class exercise as to how they perceive themselves. The students drew, colored and cut out their self portraits and displayed them in the hallway for their schoolmates and staff.

10 Years Ago — November 16, 2011

Clair poultry plant construction site fire causes damages —The fire department in Clair, New Brunswick, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to a fire at a construction site in Clair at approximately 3 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2011, according to RCMP. Officials said that an off-road dump truck was completely destroyed by fire, and that they believe the blaze was intentionally set. “They estimate that the truck was valued at $400,000,” said Sgt. Marc Violette of the District 10 RCMP office. The incident occurred at the construction site of the new multi-million dollar Sunnymel poultry processing plant, a result of the recent merger between Olymel L.P. and Groupe Westco. At least two other fires were attempted in adjacent construction office trailers, according to reports. 

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