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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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Louis Bourassa

Louis Bourassa had mail carrying in his blood.  His father had been a mail carrier from Fort Dunvegan to Fort Chipewyan by dog team and canoe and Louis carried on the job with noteworthy devotion.  He got to be quite … Continue reading

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1918-1920 Flu Pandemic in the Peace

The influenza pandemic of 1918-1920 was a worldwide disaster.  Not even remote Pacific Islands or the Arctic were safe; neither was the Peace Country immune. By 1919 this area was under siege by the vicious virus.  In Chepi Sepe, many … Continue reading

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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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Michael Spencer

The other director/producer of Peace River, a 1941 documentary about the Peace Country filmed by pioneers of the Canadian film industry was Michael Spencer (see Thursday’s post to start at the beginning). In 1939, Spencer came to Canada from Britain … Continue reading

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