Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Raft Baby, Part Two

Upon returning to the Peace Country in 1879, Garrioch hired a Blackfoot guide named Jean.  Jean had a curious story to tell.  Some years before, in the spring of 1872,  he had gone up the Peace River in a dugout … Continue reading

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The Raft Baby of the Peace River, Part One

Described by Grant MacEwan as “one of the strangest stories in the repertoire of Canadian lore”, the story of the raft baby of the Peace River is a long and curious tale of tragedy and coincidence.  It was once a … Continue reading

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Talented Conductor Hails from Dawson Creek

Timothy Hankewich draws beautiful music from orchestras.  He has the knack – and a surprisingly diverse knack it is.  He can please many kinds of audiences, not to mention musicians and critics, with his fluid, artistic style. Hankewich started out … Continue reading

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Peace Country Pioneer Babies

Anyone who has ever known a baby has a baby anecdote to tell.  Peace Country pioneers were no different.  Luckily, some of them recorded their tales and passed them down to us so we can have a glimpse into the … Continue reading

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Signs of the Season

Outdoor light displays are beginning to appear in Spirit River and surrounding communities.  Homes, the museum and Chepi Sepe Park are all lit up in anticipation of the brightest event in our season of longer nights and shorter days.  And … Continue reading

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J.D. McArthur’s Obituary

J.D. McArthur was one of Canada’s leading business men.  Well-stocked with visions for the nation’s future, he built sawmills, lumber companies, and, of course, railroads across the wide open prairies of western Canada. McArthur and his trains played a big … Continue reading

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Grande Prairie Photographer

Got a few moments to take a breather on a Monday?  Have a look at the archives of a Grande Prairie photographer.   Animals, portraits, scenery and close-ups: you’ll find them all 🙂 If you have any pictures of the Peace … Continue reading

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