Here are the hi-lites of the article that appeared in the Verdun Diamond Jubilee 1896-1936 publication depicting life in Verdun in the 1890s:
Artillery practice refused.
Théo. St Germain, chief of police, thanked for his efficient service.
Complaint for fast driving on Lower Lachine Road (horse)
Delegation to federal government to request bridge at Atwater.
First water pipes and drains laid in.
Penalty of $20.00 or 30 days in jail for first case of fast driving in Verdun.
Actual works begins on the Dyke.
Accused found guilty of selling goods on sunday.
Omnibus making 5 trips a day.
A salary of $8.00 a week provided for policeman.
Railway commission formed to negotiate and provide a tram service in Verdun.