1952, 1, 6` Article reprinted from the Globe and Mail, highlighting the changes in Deux Rivières brought on by the forced relocation of the city. The construction of the Swisha dam caused the water levels of the Ottawa River to rise. Buildings needed to be torn down and relocated. Though there was some...
Video Interview taped in Chalk River Ontario. Stan describes what life was like growing up in Bissett Creek Ontario and shares information about his family.
North Renfrew Times, October 23 1970 North Renfrew Times reporting on the Government officials who attended the Mackey Boat ramp opening ceremonies.
1946 Men sitting at a picnic table inside a meal tent at a work camp for the Rapides-des-Joachims dam. These men were in charge of the cutting of the "slash".
These men were in charge of cutting all the timber in preparation for the rising water levels caused by the building of the Swisha dam at Les...
1950 Old Highway 17 cuts through this picture with a homestead turned business in the background. The Ottawa River can be seen behind the line of white pines. This was the Boissonneault homestead. It was also the local post office, grocer, and automobile service station. This picture was taken after...
1958 Photograph of a Priest, two woman and 2 young boys with the Ottawa River in the background Father J.K. O'Brien, Marg(nee Cotnam)Resmer, Margaret Howard (Teacher in Deux Rivières), Wayne Resmer, and Andy Boissonneault. Church service was held at St. Lawrence Parish.
1958 Six children pose, two holding certificates, with the Ottawa River in the background. Priscilla Boissonneault, Candice Resmer, Bonnie Resmer, Wayne Resmer, Andy Boissonneault, Ivan Boissonneault.
1960 A cedar post fence in the foreground with heavy equipment. In the background a road leading down to the Ottawa River and the Laurentian mountains (on the Quebec side) are visible across the river.
Jeannette (Boudreau) and James (Jim) Charbonneau Standing on the Swisha bridge.
Prior to the construction of a hydro-electric dam in 1950, the village site of Rapides-des-Joachims (Swisha) was not an island. The rising water flooded an old river bed from the north through Lake McConnell. (Source:...
Two cabins set back from a dirt roadway. Fields stretch out behind the cabins to a tree line and the Ottawa River. Cabins located on the corner of Highway 17 and Boudreau Road
A young Ernie Boudreau poses on a Pontiac which is parked on a stretch of highway 17 that overlooks the Ottawa River. The reflection of A fire tower can be seen on the hood of the car.
The car belonged to Sam Clouthier.
North Renfrew Times, September 19, 1992 A plaque was unveiled in September to commemorate the historic role the Ottawa River and its rapids near Deux Rivieres played in our history. On hand for the unveiling were MP Len Hopkins, Reeve of Head Clara and Maria, Lita Therrien, and others interested in the river's history.
Mike Blore, The "Swisha" Dam: A Powerful Force in the Valley, North Renfrew Times, August 22, 1990, p. 11 The bottom of this article is missing Therefore some paragraphs are cut off.
North Renfrew Times, June 14, 1995 Upstream residents cope with low levels
While water levels in the Deep River area continue to be higher than normal, water levels above the area's hydroelectric dam have been abnormally low.
The release of water by the Des Joachims dam just before the Victoria Day weekend carried away ...
North Renfrew Times, September 23, 1992 Page 10 • The North Renfrew Times Golden Jubilee Supplement #4 • August 2,1995
Local canoeing conditions - three centuries ago
The rapids of the Upper Ottawa River
NRT, September 23, 1992
During the day, we have come up several difficult (rapids), where many persons have ...
North Renfrew Times, September 23, 1992 Original printing of this article. The rapids of the Upper Ottawa River article is a reprint.
May 26, 1990 A piece of the Red Ribbon from the Deux Rivières boat ramp opening ceremony. Opening of Deux Rivieres Boat Ramp May 26, 1990.
1984 Carnival Time. Stonecliffe Ontario. February 3 + 4 1984
1989 This Button was created for the Grand Opening of Mackey Park. Mackey Park is situated where St. Narcissus Parish used to be located. The church was demolished in 1950 when the Des Joachims (Swisha) Dam rose the water level of the Ottawa River. The community of Mackey Station (now called Mackey)...
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