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Town of Spirit River Festival of Trees

The annual Festival of Trees is on here in Spirit River!  Come and see the beautiful trees, wreaths, displays and gingerbread houses made with care by locals, including many entries from the schools and community groups.  The silent auction is … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

These days the Christmas Season in the Peace Country is full of trips to Grande Prairie to buy supplies at box stores and see Santa at the mall.  We put up sparkly decorations and electric lights, watch Christmas specials on … Continue reading

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Christmas a Century Ago

If you managed to avoid the shopping crowds in Grande Prairie today, maybe you’ll have a moment to read this article about how the season was celebrated 100 years ago, when Grande Prairie was still very much an isolated, small … Continue reading

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Xmas Explained

What’s your view on the use of “Xmas” rather than “Christmas”?  Lately, it seems, discussion has been swirling about this spelling.  Some find it offensive while some use it freely. Many believe Xmas to be a lazy abbreviation at best; … Continue reading

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Christmas Wishes From W.D. Albright

The pen of local poet  W.D. Albright reaches us today from way back in 1937: From the plains of the Peace to our friends far and near, We wish merriment, happiness, joy and good cheer; To kin and acquaintance the … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story from the Peace

Today, a brief Christmas tale from H. Somers Somerset’s The Land of the Muskeg, 1895.  May the generosity of the season afflict us all, and may everyone enjoy unexpected boon 😉 At Dunvegan we met another old man of nearly … Continue reading

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