Monthly Archives: February 2014

Jean Cameron Kelly Learns to Speak Cree

Jean Cameron Kelly was a school teacher in Peace River a century ago.  Fortunately for us, she wrote detailed recollections of all that she saw and experienced in the Peace Country.  Also in our favour, Peace River Museum has posted … Continue reading

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Saving the Canso

2014 might be the year when restoration on the Canso is complete. Several years ago, six Fairview farmers began a mammoth project: they would rescue and restore a Canso PBY 5, a Canadian built war plane used during the Second … Continue reading

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Revillon Freres, Spirit River

The Revillon Freres, the other trading post company in the north west, was very active in the Peace Country.  At Dunvegan last summer, the restored store was back on its original territory and open for tours and some story telling. … Continue reading

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Mighty Peace Quiz

It has been a while since we’ve had a quiz here on Town Spirit.  So long, no one remembers what number this one should be!  If you are up to the challenge, check out the questions below to see how … Continue reading

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Old Time Treatments

Have you had the cold, flu, or general winter blues?  Well, have a look at these old time cures for what ails you… and see if you feel any better. For Influenza: Bring 3/4 of a pint of good stout … Continue reading

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John Brick, the Wheat King

IN 1892, the coveted title “World Wheat King” was given at the great World’s Fair in Chicago to an unlikely candidate.  The first Canadian ever to win the great honour was a minister who took up farming as a hobby.  … Continue reading

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