August 15–19 août , St-Albert, ON

The Musée Vankleek Hill Museum wel- comed summer student Angie Renwick on July 4. Renwick has been hired for eight weeks with funding assistance from the federal Canada Summer Jobs program, and the Vankleek Hill & Dis- trict Historical Society. In addition to the daily duties of welcoming visitors and cataloguing collections, Renwick will help organize the Oct. 27-28 Family History Weekend. A Vankleek Hill resi- dent, she is a graduate in History from the University of Ottawa, and in the fall will attend the child and youth worker program at Algonquin College. Renwick is at the Museum Wednesday through Sunday. Angie is seen herewith the1959 Spring & Summer Eaton’s catalogue do- nated by Manon Mercier of Vankleek Hill. The Museum is located at 95 Main Street East and can be contacted at 613- 678-2323 or .

Photo Michelle Landriault

Photo Richard Mahoney

One of the most prominent buildings in Vankleek Hill, the former convent, has been the centre of speculation since rumours began circulating to the effect that the three-storey structure on Higginson Street may be converted into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. No formal request for such a use has been presented to Champlain Township, planner Dominique Lefebvre told council last week. The future vocation of the site has been up in the air since owner Josée Tom abandoned her bid in 2009 to convert the building into a spa. She is now trying to sell the property for $1,250,000. Before its closure in 2009, the convent had been used by the Soeurs de Sainte-Marie-de-Namur, an order that first came to town in 1886.

35,000 passengers, 120,000 kilometres

Student Transportation of Eastern On- tario (STEO) celebrated the grand opening of its new building in Johnstown recently, heralding it as a sign of efficiency and im- proved service for students. The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) are partners in the new student transportation consortium. The 4,300-square-foot build- ing boasts six offices, 12 cubicles, a staff kitchen, two meeting rooms, one large storage room, as well as a “wellness room” with exercise equipment. The consolidation created STEO as an en-

tity separate from the two school boards. It will coordinate transportation services for both boards. The consortium, which has been operating since February, transports approximately 35,000 students daily for a total of 120,000 kilometers. The amalgamation has merged the boards’ transportation databases, making it easier to find efficiencies when designing transportation routes for students in both systems. Themerger is part of a provincially-driven trend across Ontario that is merging school board transportation systems in order to save money and improve efficiency.

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