Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Story of a Local Author

January 27th is Family Literacy Day,  the perfect time to read Ursula (Pankow) Delfs’ story of her family. To a Brighter Future, published in 2003, began as a personal project to continue the preservation of family history for future generations.  … Continue reading

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The Red Knight

Fifty and a half years ago when a crowd gathered to witness the opening of the Dunvegan Bridge, onlookers took in another grand spectacle destined for the annals of Canadian history.  It was an aerial display by the Red Knight. … Continue reading

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Fairview Ski Hill

Now that it’s warming up, it’s time to start thinking about getting out in the snow – for fun, not shovelling! Fairview Ski Hill is even closer than Bear Mountain, and it’s placed in a spectacular setting on the Hines … Continue reading

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What Else is Spirit River

“Spirit River.” It’s a combination of words bound to evoke images and feelings in people.  Many will connect it with metaphysical or spiritual ideas, some will think of a place full of community and pride, ever progressing and carrying on.  … Continue reading

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B.C. Peace Country Author

Caroline Woodward, an author with Peace Country roots, has written a new book – this time set in the Mighty Peace Country.   Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny is already a best seller in B.C. As unlikely as it … Continue reading

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Bear Mountain Ski Hill

Snow is great – we live up here in Northern Alberta, an absolute winter playground!  And among the greatest winter rushes are downhill skiing and snowboarding. Bear Mountain Ski Hill, only an hour away in Dawson Creek, B.C., is a … Continue reading

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In the Picture

In case you are wondering, the picture at the head of this blog is of Spirit River, Alberta, Canada.  Look closely and you can identify a few landmarks: The white vertical fuel tanks at UFA are the most obvious, just … Continue reading

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