Tag Archives: World War II

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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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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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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Saving the Canso

2014 might be the year when restoration on the Canso is complete. Several years ago, six Fairview farmers began a mammoth project: they would rescue and restore a Canso PBY 5, a Canadian built war plane used during the Second … 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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Anniversary of a Disaster

Today marks the 70st anniversary of the Dawson Creek Disaster, the day when a large portion of the downtown of Spirit River’s neighbour city was destroyed in a dreadful explosion. Read Town Spirit’s full article here.

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A Letter to His Mother

Reuben Erland Young was the son of Esther and Victor Young.  He was born and raised on a homestead near Bronco Creek.  When World War II began, he joined the army in the Governor General’s Foot Guards and was killed … Continue reading

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