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Claresholm Community Centre

5940 59th Ave W
Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0
(403) 625-3774

Willow Creek Funeral Home

4079 - 1st Street West
Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0
(403) 625-3212

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Second World War veteran had a quirky sense of humour - Toowoomba Chronicle

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mary from Gourock to Boston. In Alberta he used the nappies on the clothes line of his Landlady as a bearing for the airstrip when flying. In February 1943, Flt Lieutenant Wilkinson moved to Claresholm Alberta then to the Flying Instructors School in Trenton Ontario, flying Cornells, Harvards, Cessna Crane Twins, and instructing in Avro Ansons in Saskatchewan - all before he was 20-years-old. In January, 1944, he sailed on the SS Normandie back to Liverpool. Kenneth Alan Wilkinson served during the Second World War.Contributed From there he was stationed at Harrogate, Sywell, Lincolnshire, and Scotland training in Oxfords, Blind Flying Blenheims, Beauforts, night flying in ice and snow as well as Beaufighters and Mosquitoes. A lifelong friendship was formed with his navigator Paddy (Harold) McNabb, who was a teacher from Belfast. With victory in Europe, the war was over but Ken and Paddy joined the No12 Ferry Unit at Melton Mowbray, where they tested aircrafts. On July 29, 1945, Ken and Paddy left for the 20th Squadron. They travelled to Poona, India via France, Malta, Cairo, Habanyia - Barhein, Nagpur to Poona. From March 1946, they started ferrying Mosquitoes and Sunderlands to Singapore and Penang as well as Dakotas to Changi. They were involved with Air Sea Rescue for planes, after which Ken was in charge of the Air Sea Rescue Officers shop in Raffles Square. Ken was demobbed in October 1946, after which he did a business course, then worked with Wallace Arnold Tours. The little union jack flag that flew with Ken and Paddy has continued for the past 70 years to travel each Christmas, with Ken and Paddy each keeping it for a year. In 1948 at a ball in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, Ken met Rita Smurthwaite, whom he married in Burley- in-Wharfedale's St Mary's church on April 21, 1948. They sailed soon after with Rita's family to New Zealand, but moved to Toowoomba in April 1952. Soon after arriving in Toowoom...

Scandia cowboy wins bull riding crown - Brooks Bulletin

Friday, November 4, 2016

Sunday in order of finish.Round OneSteer riding: Season leader Blake Smith from Abby Saskatchewan and JW Hart of Hanna split first with scores of 71. Lucas Dunand from Claresholm followed with a score of 70.5 and Kole Dolgopole of Irvine placed fourth with a 69. Local steer rider Trayden Hoffman scored a 64 to place sixth.Tie-down roping: Mace Perozak of Claresholm 10.1 seconds, Justin Heggie of Cardston 10.8 seconds, Ryan Miller of Dalemead 11.3 seconds and season leader Danny Finnerty of Duchess 11.9 seconds.Bareback: Buck Moen of Elrose, Saskatchewan 73 points, Carson Stevenson of Strathmore 71 points and Strawbs Jones of Clermont, Queensland, Australia 68 points.Novice bronc riding: K’s Thomson of Lundreck 61.5 points, Lane Ferguson of Granum 61 points and Kale Hughson of Foremost 59 points.Ladies barrel racing: Mardi Yarashenko of Maple Creek 14:82 seconds, Dawn Van Hal of Rainier 14.87 seconds, Lindsay Beach of Cochrane 14.98 seconds, Taylor Giles of Cochrane 15.02 seconds and Dana Lovell of Medicine Hat 15.02 seconds.Junior barrel racing: Rylee Wilson of Gleichen 14.94 seconds, Talia Powelson of Welling 14.11 seconds, Janae Wilson of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan 15.12 seconds and Ally Kielstra of Burdett 15.15 seconds.Lil Rascals barrel racing: Lucy Smith of Raymond 15.32 seconds, Rylee Litchenberger of Fort Macleod 15:46 seconds, Tynell Schooten of Vulcan 15:50 seconds and Lily Wilson of Irvine 15.55 seconds.Breakaway roping: Jenna Shearer of New Dayton 4.1 seconds, Trey Broderson of Vauxhall 4.3 seconds and Walker Long of Irvine 4.4 seconds.Junior bull riding: Owen Berreth of Airdrie 74 points, Riley Gagnon of Innisfail 70 points, Tyler Gagnon of Innisfail 69.5 points and Kaydunn Henry of Raymond 65 points.Steer wrestling: Jeff Heggie of Cardson 5.9 seconds, Dax Eagle bear of Standoff 7.9 seconds, Mike Trautman of Lethbridge 14.6 sec...
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A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I said to the seniors, ‘If you can’t get along with the Catholics, you’re free to leave!’” It should be noted the seniors have not gone anywhere. Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...
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Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to stop his vehicle.In the confrontation that followed, police say the suspect was killed and the RCMP officer suffered minor injuries. Sgt. Brian Topham, 59, was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after a bullet grazed his head. He was released on Sunday.READ MORE: Evansburg RCMP officer recovering after shootout with murder suspect west of EdmontonLet's block ads! (Why?)...

Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

PM EDT EDMONTON -- Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta. Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home. Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs. "What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday. He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains. "The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals." The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season. Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148. "This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email. Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park. The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park a...