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Pioneer citizen Elizabeth Holding a 'vital part' of Chapleau development for over 50 years
Elizabeth Holding was "a vital part of the development" of Chapleau for more than 50 years, according to a tribute in the Sudbury Star after she died in 1959. Although the writer is not named I assume it was Margaret Costello who was writing for the newspap...

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Chapleau fire brigade holds fundraisers for dress uniforms in 1962 along with arrival of new fire truck
Margaret Costello was "drifting across town", likely in her Volkswagen, one evening in early 1962, heading for a council meeting which  had been postponed, but discovered a bingo game underway in the Town Hall basement. Better known as "Maggie" she was the ...

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Prime Minister Lester Pearson extended congratulations to Chapleau telephone operators, 'unsung heroes' of 1965 forest fire
Prime Minister Lester B Pearson sent a telegram of congratulations to Chapleau telephone operators on their efforts during the forest fire that threatened the community in 1965. Mr. Pearson, who also served as Member of Parliament for Algoma East which incl...

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Going backwards to go forward as Chapleau returns to operator-assisted telephone calls in 1951
Some Chapleau citizens felt the community was taking a step backwards in 1951 when the dial telephone system was replaced with a "common battery operation" where calls were placed through an operator. The Chapleau Post reported that Chapleau was "believed t...

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