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Weekly Ponderings: People brought character and culture to Peace River Part 31
We learned of William Ogilvie and his carrying out the orders of his superior the Surveyor-General, July 1891, to survey the region drained by the Peace River and tributaries between the boundary of British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains and “collect any information that may be of value relating to that region”. It was largely left up to Ogilvie the “nature and extent” of his work and the method by which he conducted his surveys. This, he recorded in his April 1892 report Peace River and Tributaries to the Minister of the Interior [mistakenly referred to in previous Ponderings as Surveyor -General in reference to report].
FMCSD column: Examining our mental health after a rough 12 months
We all know Fort McMurray has been through so much in the past few years. The current pandemic, plus flood and fire recovery, can lead to us feeling overwhelmed. Fort McMurray Catholic Schools continue to look to support our students, staff, and entire community to the best of our ability. We continue to walk through these times together.
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Naturally Yours - Geese early sign of spring -- Canada geese population rebounded from 30s and 40s
Many people consider robins to be the first sign of spring but, here in the Peace Country, the first migrants to return are the Canada geese. Between March 8 and 15, I constantly scan the skies in hopes of spotting my first goose.
Weekly Ponderings: People brought character and culture to Peace River - Part 28
After spending time on the telegraph line – more recently on the telephone line, it is appropriate now to call on an individual and her family, who brought character and culture to Peace River. Before delving into the life of another cultural character, it is important to return for a moment to some interesting information regarding the telegraph – news from First World War front lines was at a premium, but Peace River telegraph operators provided a synopsis each night. A cow bell was rung to herald arrival of the news. There was a rush of people to the telegraph office to pay their 25 cents to hear the news.
FMCSD column: Engagement sessions beginning for EEP, Kindergarten
Did you know that a child born this year will most likely be part of the high school graduating class of 2039? Now that we all feel old, it’s time to think about Early Entry Program (EEP) and Kindergarten registration for the 2021/2022 school year!