Category Archives: 10 Top Posts

Impressions From a Visitor to Spirit River From Bangalore

Submitted by Nazneen Tonse, first published on Art Earth Ink Soul Spirit River: If only it wasn’t so cold. Labels: .EARTH places, .INK prose, Canada, Spirit River Today I took a little dip into Spirit River. A virtual dip, I … Continue reading

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Farewell to The Alaska Hotel

Dawson Creek’s famous landmark, The Alaska Hotel, burned down last Friday.   The news has spread quickly from here to Hong Kong. However, it seems that word of the Alaska’s demise is far easier to come by than a history of … Continue reading

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Gold in Them Thar Hills

Have you ever panned for gold down at Dunvegan?  It’s a bit of fun you might want to invest in this summer: there is both hearsay and fairly weighty evidence that there is gold in the banks of the Peace … Continue reading

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Chuckndust: Spirit River’s Own Chuckwagon Champions

Submitted by Danette Deck First off and on a separate note, I would like to wish all of the friends, supporters and chuck wagon racing fans out there a very peaceful holiday season and a prosperous New Year from both of us. The … Continue reading

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Operation Gauntlet

For today, a story of heroism during World War II: several local men were involved in Operation Gauntlet, a mission to the island of Spitsbergen in 1941.  Four of those men were  Alf. Tousignant of GP, Pte. Bill Purvis of … Continue reading

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Peace River Suspension Bridge Collapse

On October 16, 1957, the massive suspension bridge across the Peace River at Taylor, B.C. collapsed less than a decade and a half after it was built. Can you imagine what it was like to drive across the new Dunvegan … Continue reading

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World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider

She was a real champion: young, strong, gutsy, with a mane of braided blonde hair flying behind her.  Fame followed her from the U.S. to Canada and back again: from Kansas to Calgary, from Broadway to Spirit River, from Texas … Continue reading

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