Tag Archives: Canada

Curling History

The snow has flown, the ice is frozen.  Time for curling!  Here in the Peace Country, where ice and cold are free and plentiful for almost half of every year, curling has always been a major attraction.  Any little hamlet … 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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National Bee Diagnostic Centre

If you hail from the Peace Country, you are in on a great secret: our region produces some mighty tasty honey!  But did you know, we also have “the first comprehensive laboratory in Canada to provide a full array of … Continue reading

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Rare Books

The Peace Country is chock full of authors with published books, but sometimes it is very difficult to get your hands on that writing.  Luckily, our local libraries can sometimes come through where bookstores and online sources can’t.  Here are … Continue reading

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