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208-5 Ave S.E.
Manning, AB T0H 2M0
(780) 836-3125

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Whitney Pier singer, politician Eddie Parris dies -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Eddie was a very kind and generous person,” Godin said Monday. “The talent he was given in life was incredible. He was a God-loving person, I’ll tell you that. He loved to sing the hymns.”Manning MacDonald, who served as Sydney’s mayor from 1978 to 1993, said it was with Parris’ support that council was able to foster the creation of Centre 200 and the Sydney Waterfront District.“Not only was he a good alderman but he was an extremely good family man,” said MacDonald. “He was a good constituency man as far as helping his people, and more importantly, I felt that Eddie saw the big picture.”Active in politics in the 1970s and 1980s, Parris served one term as deputy mayor and was a common fixture on provincial boards and organizations that provided a voice for African Nova Scotians.“He was community minded,” said George Dunn, president of the Whitney Pier Historical Society. “He enjoyed the company of people. He was always looking to lift up their spirits and he was just fun to be around.”Parris is survived by his wife, Laura, his seven children, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.A visitation will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Wednesday, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.Parris’ funeral will be held Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. in the United Heritage Church with Rev. Godin officiating. A reception will follow at Melnick Hall.Let's block ads! (Why?)...

EDITORIAL: Paul MacEwan stood long and proud for Cape Breton -

Friday, June 2, 2017

Cape Breton politician Paul Whitfield MacEwan. The longtime Cape Breton Nova MLA, who died last week at age 74, held office for more than three decades and never shied from the spotlight. Manning MacDonald, former mayor of Sydney and Liberal MLA, grew up a block away from Mr. MacEwan and described him as a “people person,” something that no one who met the iconic Cape Breton politico would take issue with. “He had a lot of time for those who needed his help and he spent a lot of time helping people,” said Mr. MacDonald. Mr. MacEwan was the longest-serving MLA in Nova Scotia. He was a member of the House for 33 years and 225 days, retiring from politics in 2003. He was literally a man of the people who saw his job as for the people. And it was he who defined politics in his riding, not the political party in government nor any other party, for that matter. He was elected in 1970 as an NDP member and later as leader of the Cape Breton Labour Party, which he founded. He later sat as an independent. In 1990 he joined the Liberal caucus and was voted Speaker of The House. Over the years he also served as a committee chair, House leader and deputy leader and caucus whip. Mr. MacEwan was no shrinking violet. In one memorable incident...

Roger Mattar

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Alzheimer’s Society or The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Durham. The funeral will be held Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1825 Manning Road, Whitby, ON L1N 3M4 (Manning Rd/Garrard Rd). Roger will be laid to rest at Thornton Cemetery, 1200 Thornton Rd N, Oshawa, ON L1K 7K4 immediately following the service. Please join us for a Celebration of Life at Roger’s home with his Family & Friends. Directions to the home will be provided at the Church. Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting

Ida R. Manion, 87, of Hudson - Community Advocate

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. Funeral services for Ida will be held Tuesday, April 25 from the funeral home, with a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Marlborough.Short URL:'s block ads! (Why?)...

Abbotsford teen dies in skiing accident at Manning Park - Abbotsford News

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Catherine Schoeman, 15, of Abbotsford was killed in a skiing accident on Saturday, Jan. 28.— image credit: A 15-year-old Abbotsford girl was killed Saturday in a skiing accident at Manning Park.The incident was confirmed by a park manager Monday afternoon and later in the day by Princeton RCMP Sgt. Barry Kennedy.Kennedy said Catherine Schoeman was skiing at the park with a 73-member church group when they were on the first run of the day just before 9:30 a.m.He said that witnesses reported that Catherine was “initially going quite slow, then veered off the slope and out of bounds.”He said it appears that the teen ran into several trees.Local ski patrol provided first aid until paramedics arrived, but Schoeman was pronounced dead on the scene just after 11 a.m.The BC Coroners Service is now investigating the incident.Catherine’s father Jack Schoeman is the pastor of Emmanuel Free Reformed Church in Abbotsford.Numerous condolences posted on a Facebook page, “Remembering Catherine Schoeman,” describe Catherine as a sweet girl who always had a smile on her face and who was gracious, kind, bubbly and friendly.“What a bright cheerful girl she was! Such a compassionate...

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...

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...

Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday -

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?)...