Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sunset, Sunrise

Have a wonderful Canada Day weekend everyone! And now, more on our fabulously long summer days up here in the Peace Country: That makes just seven hours of night, minus the time when those last lingering rays and predawn illumination … Continue reading

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The Music of the Summer

Listen…  on a still, hot afternoon, drive slowly around Spirit River and listen… in the lengthening shadows of the evening, tune out the songs of exuberant birds for a moment and listen… You may be lucky enough to experience a … Continue reading

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Longest Day

People from around here (up north) are aware that the summer days are unbelievably long.  So are the shadows on a summer evening.  If you are reading this blog from afar, you might be interested to know that on June … Continue reading

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A Story of Kiskatinaw River Bridge

Discoverthepeacecountry.com has added a personal account of the building of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge to their site.  “Every Bridge a Link” by George Gentles (born 1889) is a fascinating short story of his experience constructing the curved wooden bridge high … Continue reading

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Huckleberry Pie

Are you drooling over that title?  You’ll have to wait a little while… summer is the time for berries!  Raspberries, saskatoons, strawberries (why does the spell checker not recognize saskatoons?) … and huckleberries!  So start planning ahead!  Rumour has it, … Continue reading

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How to Pan for Gold

There is gold out there, just waiting for someone to come and find it!  If you are interested in taking on the job, check out this site by a local (but retired!) gold panning instructor.  He also has a 33-page … Continue reading

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