Category Archives: Our Veterans

A D.C. Legend

Today, a story from the Alaska Highway News about a Dawson Creek man who has spent over ninety years serving his country and community, seeking adventure and learning at every opportunity.  Please enjoy reading the life history of Flight Sergeant … Continue reading

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Time to Remember

Remembrance Day is Tuesday, but one’s thoughts often turn to stories of war, heroism and veterans at other times as well. Please take a few moments to browse the Our Veterans category to read local veterans’ stories. If you have … Continue reading

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Johnny Bourassa

If you have visited this blog before, you may have read the story of Big Louis, the intrepid mail carrier of the Peace Country.  Big Louis was not the first, not was he the last, legendary figure in his family.  … Continue reading

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South African Scrip

The Peace Country could have gotten its name because of the land grants given to soldiers returning from wars.  Many took up homesteads here, far from the battlefield, in the safe and peaceful, if isolated, prairie land of northern Alberta … Continue reading

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Local Veteran Honoured

70 years after the invasion of Normandy, a local veteran has received France’s highest honour because he was there, in the midst of the D-Day landings, driving a tank.  George Kusyk, now aged 91, was one of 48 veterans to … Continue reading

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Grande Prairie’s Role in World War II

Remembrance Day might be over and your poppy respectfully removed from your left lapel, but the history we are supposed to remember doesn’t exist only in the sombre ceremony of the November 11ths of each year. It is easy to … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

We Remember

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