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More ads from the Northland Post in 1930: Time change and grocery prices

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Back to 1930 again this week, for our peek into Cochrane history, and ads appearing in the Northland Post.

It’s apparent from this Town of Cochrane ad read by public library archivist Ardis Proulx-Chedore, daylight saving time didn’t last nearly as long as it does today.

“By authority of Daylight Saving by-law number 394, all citizens of the Town of Cochrane are requested to advance their time piece one hour, at midnight, June 1st, 1930, which shall be in effect until midnight the 31st day of August, 1930.”

The same ad, over the signature of Mayor R.R. Mitchell, announces clean-up day on June 4th, asking all good citizens to clean their yards by then.

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“Help Yourself to Prosperity” was the sell line on an ad for the Dominion grocery store.

Proulx-Chedore reads some of the bargains listed in the ad:

“Tomatoes, Bayside Brand, two tins for 29 cents. Soups – except chicken and chick with rice, two tins for 19 cents. And cakes of Lifebuoy soap for 21 cents.”

Our weekly history feature wouldn’t be possible with the archives at the Cochrane Public Library.

(Cochrane Public Library archives)

 

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