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The Page – June 29, 2016

No talk these days about forest fires, dust storms, grasshoppers, rivers and creeks running dry and low lake levels. What a difference a few weeks make! Now it’s mud and muck at construction sites. Flooded fields. Mosquito swarms. Grass too…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, it may not be possible to get away for an extended vacation just now, but perhaps a few days away will offer the brief respite you need to get energized. TAURUS – Apr 21/May…

Dan Cooper President, High Prairie Branch, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints We live in a world filled with individuals vying for our attention and devotion. They cry, “Follow me!” in loud, colourful ways, placing themselves directly in our view and…

Brian Gilroy, Pastor, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Everybody wants it but few truly know how to find it. Even fewer actually embrace it. What am I talking about? Finding your purpose in life; a purpose that helps you…
The Page – June 22, 2016

The fine folks at CBC Radio-TV informed us over the weekend that Albertans seeking sandy beaches to joyfully frolic about, actually have a choice! Oh, joy! Here’s the copy from CBC: “Unlike some of Canada’s coastal provinces, landlocked Alberta swimming…

1914: Red Line Motors in Grouard begins a 10-minute streetcar service up and down Main Street from Revillon’s and Gariepy’s stores. The charge is 10 cents. 1914: Grouard town council secures five acres of land to put up nuisance grounds.…
Artifact-of-the-Week June 22, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a “Hair Bow Peggy” doll, donated by Inge Lubeseder in 1988. The doll was a gift to Inge’s sister, Elizabeth. It was probably purchased from the Eaton’s catalogue in the late 1940s and…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 You are motivated to explore new relationships this week, Aries. Do so without jeopardizing existing relationships. Speak about your plans with others as you work things through. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, it’s best…
Looking Back – June 15

1902: The first steamboat to appear in Grouard is the Sainte Emile, owned by the Roman Catholic Church. 1915: The Grouard Board of Trade meets and hears Frank Cochrane, federal Minister of Railways, wants an answer as to why the…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church Luke 23:39-43 reads “One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, ‘So you’re the Messiah, are You? Prove it by saving Yourself — and us, too, while You’re at it!’ But the…
Artifact-of-the-Week June 15, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a 1989 High Prairie and District Rodeo Association belt buckle. Buckles were presented to winners of various events years ago. It is not known who donated the buckle. The 1989 rodeo was moved…
The Page – June 15, 2016

As the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for!’ All those prayers for rain! All those rain dances! All those days and nights, sprinkling magic dust and calling for the rain gods! Well, it sure seems to be working!…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, communication between you and another is a bit stilted this week. You need to find a new strategy to introduce the topics you want to discuss. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you have…

1914: Y.H. Floch, parish priest for the Roman Catholic Mission at Grouard, accuses Grouard police chief Marshall of abusing a halfbreed girl on three occasions including once in the town office. Marshall denies the allegations. At a later trial, he…
Artifact of the Week – June 8, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a 1933 Edmonton Telephone Directory. The entire book of 136 pages has phone listings for “All points north of Red Deer”. It is interesting to read through the pages and see how phone…

Tent caterpillars have made their appearance once again! This year, they don’t seem to be having the same impact as last year. At least, that’s the case in the areas that were completely stripped of leaves last year. Even so,…