Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dr. Ethelbert Reavley

Dr. Ethelbert Reavley was born in Ontario in 1863.  After that, he moved around a lot: to Colorado, to the South African War, to Saskatchewan, to Europe to serve with the Canadian Medical Corps and Royal Army Medical Corps during … Continue reading

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Answers to Spirit River Quiz II

Did you do your research?  Let’s find out… Here was the quiz: I.  When was the first North West Mounted Police detachment opened in Spirit River? II.  What was the name of Spirit River’s first newspaper, and when was it … Continue reading

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My Peace River Home

It’s Sunday so let’s have a little music.  Sing along if you know the tune! There’s a place I know, I’m thinking of, I long to be there, In the land I love. In my childhood days, Over the hills … Continue reading

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Spirit River Quiz II

Here we go, another ridiculously hard quiz about Spirit River!  Can you get the answers? I.  When was the first North West Mounted Police detachment opened in Spirit River? II.  What was the name of Spirit River’s first newspaper, and … Continue reading

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The Dawson Creek Disaster

A powerful explosion rocked the small community of Dawson Creek on February 13th, 1943.  The blast reached Spirit River with enough strength left to rattle dishes in cupboards. In 1943, the American Army was in Dawson Creek (population 500), working … Continue reading

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The Spirit River Waterfall

Spirit River is awash with spring!  There’s even a nice little waterfall just off the cemetery/golf course road just south of town – something that you don’t see too often on the Spirit River, so hurry out and look!  The … Continue reading

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