100e anniversaire de Falher: 1919-2019

Falher celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019.

Did you know?

  • Falher became a hamlet in 1919
  • Construction of first church began in 1919 and was completed in 1920 and blessed by Bishop Grouard on August 1, 1920
  • Falher officially became a village on September 5, 1923 but dissolved on August 9, 1926 and then became a village again on March 13, 1929
  • Falher officially became a Town on January 1, 1955
  • The first bylaw for the of the Village of Falher was to adopt a seal for the Village, and was passed on August 5, 1929
  • The first bylaw as a Town was to approve a new franchise agreement with Northland Utilities Ltd., and received final reading on February 7, 1955
  • L. Ducharme was the first known mayor of the Village of Falher, he was mayor from 1929 to 1930
  • Paul A. Sicotte was the first mayor of the Town of Falher, he was mayor from 1955 to 1956
  • Margaret Tardif was the first woman to become mayor for the Town of Falher, she was mayor from 1992 to 2013
  • Margaret Tardif is the longest serving mayor for the Town of Falher, she was mayor from 1992 to 2013
  • Margaret Tardif was on council for 36 years (1977 to 2013), of which 21 was as mayor
  • The first known Municipal Administrator was F.J. Poirier
  • First cement sidewalks built in 1950
  • First Water & Sewer lines were constructed in 1956
  • In 1955, if you left your car keys in the ignition in the evening or overnight, the Town constable could remove the keys from the vehicle
  • Falher started licensing dogs July 3, 1929
  • First street sweeper was purchased in 1966
  • First post office opened in 1923
  • The church built in 1920 was destroyed by fire during the night of April 29-30, 1962
  • Construction of the current church began on March 9, 1963; the church was inaugurated at Christmas 1963
  • On December 8, 1919, the Falher Consolidated School District #69 was established
  • Construction of the first school located in the Village of Falher began in 1920
  • First train arrived in Falher in 1915
  • The first grain elevator to be built in Falher was in 1924 by UGG