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Apr. 29, 2009

I have been made aware of the plight of the children of Smeaton. The wheels are being set in motion to make things right for your children. There will be a lot of people from all parts of the country getting involved. Of course we will need the help and support of the people of Smeaton. Put us in your prayers people because we are about to pull out all the stops and make the world aware of what needs to be done to make things right in Smeaton. It's gonna happen in August.
- brawlbuster
Hi everyone,

My name is David Graves and I live in Chester, England.

In August my wife and I are visiting relatives in Calgary and whilst we are visiting, my wife and I would like to visit the cemeteries in Delia to find the grave of a friend of my wife who died in December 2008, in Calgary, and was buried in a Delia cemetery.

The lady concerned was called Mary Paetz and was a Roman Catholic.

Can someone advise me where in Delia the cemeteries are located, so when we arrive we are not wandering around like lost sheep.

many thanks and regards, David Graves
- digger194900

Apr. 23, 2009

I would like to know if Summit Club still exists as a fishing and hunting destination - I spent many childhood summers there with my family - at the time, only railroad families "belonged" - Thanks!!
- annestalker

Apr. 22, 2009

It's a beautiful place in the middle of no where, I've enjoyed great times with great friends.
- Rachaeld

Apr. 19, 2009

I remember, as a small child visiting my grandparents who lived and worked for the railroad in Napadogan during the 40's and 50's. At first it appeared to be a large centre to me at an age of 4 or 5 to about 12 when my grandfather retired and they moved to F'ton. My aunts and uncles went to that 2 room school during the 30's and 40's and one uncle went on to Stanley after it closed in 1949. Their names were Eula Haines, Phyllis Haines, Harold haines( father) and the youngest Bliss Haines who would have been about 9 or 10 years old in 1950, when I was born. My grandfather had bought that old church along the way to Napadogan and turned it into a cottage along a creek or close to a stream that was good brook trout fishing( sometime around 1955 I believe). His name was Melbourne Haines and he worked at the CN yard there doing what I cannot remember. Harry1234, can you recall some of this for me as I am trying to track my family, most of which are past on now?....Andy Haines
- Hound

Apr. 18, 2009

Similar to the previous poster, my Great Great Grandfather, Alexander Batty also died on the whaling ketch Seduisante on (or about) 25th Sept 1911. He was the ships carpenter and had only joined the Seduisante that year after the previous carpenter died in 1910. His body was never discovered.
- philetaylor

Apr. 10, 2009

Great place as a child, with the outdoors in your back garden. Provided me with the beliefs I live with today.

Happy 100 th Bishop's Falls.
- pausmibf

Apr. 7, 2009

My husband and I are looking for a house to rent for a month in the summer of 2010. We need at least three bedrooms and are looking for something scenic. We've got a Kiwi son-in-law who has never seen Newfoundland before and would like to share this part of the country with him. If anyone has any leads, I'd love the help.
Thanks!
- semery

Apr. 6, 2009

This may sound crazy, but I am looking for a hair salon that is called April's in Stratford. Cannot find it on the net and don't live in Stratford. Anyone heard of it and can tell me how I reach them?
Thanks
- AmahLinda

Apr. 4, 2009

I love photographing nature and am wondering if there are some real good marsh areas where there is an abundance of migratory and nesting water fowl? If anyone can help me with this request I would be most grateful. Anyone wishing to meet for a photo shoot would be nice too. I am retired so have lots of free time .
patches2009
- Patches2009

Apr. 3, 2009

Welcome to Northland

As Self-proclaimed Mayor of these parts, I would like to welcome you to this blog. Northland, located on the Searchmont Highway northeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is a collection of a few homes next to the Algoma Central Railway.
Highlights of this area include:
*Daily visits of the tour train heading to Agawa Canyon.
*Every second day the baggage train passes through the community heading to Hearst.
*Daily, 10 logging trucks lumber through the community.
*Located 10 kilometres from the Searchmont Ski Hill.
*3 kilometres south of the Goulais River.
*It is in a region that boasts the best overall
opportunities for Creeking (Kayaking).
*Boasts having unlimited mountain biking
opportunites.
*Awesome place for backcountry skiing and telemarking.
*Excellent place to explore with ATVs and snowmobiles.

Thank you for visiting this blog.
Drop in for a visit sometime or do what most people do -pass through on your way to somewhere else!
- northlandmayor
Just wondering if there is anybody still around from the graduating class of 1978? I would like to hear from anyone, it has been such a long time since i have been home. If anyone still remembers me my nickname was Ernie. Hope to hear from someone.
- DanTomkins

Mar. 31, 2009

My niece got a summer job in Swan Hills and is going to move there around May 1. Does anyone know of a nice apartment that she can rent for the summer? She is a very quiet, neat and polite person and would be an excellent tenant. A one bedroom or bachelor would be perfect for her.
Thank you,
June
- jrieck

Mar. 29, 2009

To Choicey

Alison, I looked at some of my DVD's of Hanson Lake Road photos and see I do have several beautiful photographs of the Lakes and of Carabou Creek.
As soon as I hear from you I am ready to gather up the photos and make some arrangements to get them to you.

Patches2009
- Patches2009

Mar. 26, 2009

I am Chairperson for the Radville-Laurier 2010 Homecoming, a volunteer organization to create a celebration for our 100th Anniversaries in 2010. If are interested in returning to celebrate with us please e-mail jcd90@hotmail.com and please put Homecoming in the subject line so we don't miss your important message and we will send you detailed information via our website or e-mail.
- prairiegal

Mar. 25, 2009

Just doing some looking into family history. It seems my grandmother (Bessie Gertrude Pitts) was born in 1907 in Glenboro Manitoba. I live in BC and dont know any family history and looking to see where my roots are.
- chevgurl
My father and his siblings were born in Belmont (Telfords) wondering about any relatives there?? In the early 1900's
- chevgurl

Mar. 23, 2009

i lived here 47 years ago and i would like some picture on the town. it would be nice to see how it has changed
- croskill

Mar. 21, 2009

Just trying to connect with the roots of my father who was born and raised in Great Village. His name was Donald Nelson and he had a sister, Cicely, and brothers, Willie, Lyall, and Hugh.

He moved to the States as a young man, met my mother, Mildred (everybody called her Honey) from Corona, Long Island, NY...they married and went on to settle in central New Jersey to raise my sister, brother, and me.

It seemed like we would make that long drive to Nova Scotia every couple of years to spend time with my Aunt Cicely, who was the telephone operator for the Village. She lived a few properties up from the church (Pleasant Ave. ?) next to the Kent's. Mrs. Kent was a school teacher as I remember....their daughter's name was/is Joan. Anyway, I have a lot of fond memories from those visits.

I'd like to write more but would really enjoy touching base with someone who remembers back to the 50 & 60's and might remember the Nelson family.

Sue Nelson Katz
flbeth4664@yahoo.com
- JerseyRoots
Camping and Sailing are great here in Southern Manitoba at Happyland Campground. The Campsite has loads of room for day events and family get togethers. They have day boat launching and off road camper dumping if you need it. Check out their wepsite at happylandcampground.ca The small town of Ninette is very laid back with some small shops and a good grocery store. The Pelican Yacht club makes its home here. There a several good places to eat and its close to good golfing in Killarny and Pleasant valley.
- CyrilS

Mar. 16, 2009

Hello,

I am happy to have discovered this webpage.

I am wondering if you could fill me in on early postal service to Benito, Boseman and the Swan River Valley--specifically during WW1.

The reason I am asking, is because I have letters sent from my great uncle, to his sister (my grandmother), and the letters had all been addressed to her with the town name of Pelly, Sk.

He died in the Battle of the Somme in 1915, so the letters in question were sent until August 1915...but all of them had been addressed to her name, with the town name Pelly, Sk...and she lived in the Swan River Valley with her family (Benito) at the time.

Why were the letters sent to Sk? Was Pelly the 'hub' for postal service in the area during WW1?

I am writing a short story about my grandmother and her brother...and want to be accurate on this point-if at all possible.

Thank you,
pellyhistory
- Pellyhistory
Looking through some old boxes, I came across an old letter from WW1-Battle of the Somme-return address, Somewhere in France. It was from my great uncle to his sister. The letter was addressed to her in Pelly, Sk. 1915.
I am trying to find out, why was the letter sent to Pelly when her family lived across the border in Swan Valley.

It makes me wonder if Pelly had a post office that served a large encatchment area (farms and hamelts) in those days? Did farmers in this encatchment area have to drive their wagons into Pelly to pick-up their mail?

I am writing a story about my grandmother and her brother, and want the information to be accurate, with regards to his wartime letters being sent to Pelly.

Thank you,
pellyhistory
- Pellyhistory

Mar. 14, 2009

My father and my grandparents bought land near Newgate in 1912 and cleared an area with the intention of going into orchard farming. They had immigrated from Ireland, succumbing to the blandishments of land speculators about how one could get rich growing apples there. It was a tough life at first, but it lasted only a few years, because when WWI broke out both my father and grandfather enlisted in the army. I am curious to know if there are any records of their property near Newgate during the 1912 to 1916 period. The name it would be listed under is Ronald Duncan Dunbar Abbott.
- abbottr

Mar. 9, 2009

Wonderful place to raise children with all amenities in the surounding area.
- thumwon

Mar. 6, 2009

My father was born in Drinkwater on Jan. 29, 1912. His parents, and aunt and uncle came to Drinkwater around 1908 as newlyweds in search of prosperity. Before this their home was in Decatur County, Indiana. They were "homesteaders" and given land in return for farming it. Through stories I hear it was very harsh in the wintertime. They eventually came back to Indiana and farmed there.

I'd love to find out more if anyone can direct me. The landowners names were Oliver Marshall Martin and Samuel McDermit.
- Meliss49
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