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The Amazing Race Canada: This is how you give 'er - Toronto Star

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Edmonton — who with wife Karen fell into last place after going to the wrong Fairmont hotel — went across using his arms. “Welcome to the gun show, Canada,” he said, flexing his biceps.Deb, of Grand Forks, B.C., got so dizzy and nauseous after falling and spinning in mid-air that only a pep talk from son Aaron could get her back on the rope. But the delay put them in last place at the Detour — a choice between “pedal,” bike polo, or “paddle,” a dragon boat course — along with Megan and Courtney from St. John’s, N.L.Megan and Courtney had chosen the “paddle” Detour because, as Newfoundlanders, “boats are in our blood.” But steering a dragon boat? Not so much, so they switched to “pedal” midway through and found riding a bike while hitting a ball at the same time equally challenging.Nonetheless they finished the challenge just slightly ahead of Aaron and Deb, and won the cab and foot race to the pit stop, in the Elizabethan Hedge Maze at VanDusen Botanical Garden.Aaron and Deb had vowed to “bury the competition,” but alas, they were dead last — pun intended — and were eliminated.The entertainingly enthusiastic Kenneth and Ryan — whose full-throated query to the dragon boat racers, “Which boat wants to be the python?” gave the episode its title — won the leg and a trip to Barcelona. Korey and Ivana of Toronto arrived third but got second place because of Andrea and Ebonie’s penalty. Adam and Andrea were No. 3; Sam and Paul No. 4; Zed and Shabbir No. 5; Karen and Bert No. 6; Andrea and Ebonie No. 7; Dan and Riya No. 8; Megan and Courtney No. 9.Next week the teams are off to Fort McMurray, Alberta, to tackle challenges that involve shooting and firefighting. And there are three Express Passes up for grabs. Let the scheming and manoeuvring begin. It airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. on CTV. You can email me at , tweet me @realityeo or visit my Facebook page.Let's block ads! (Why?)...

An Amazing 'undertaking' -

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Photo: CTVMother and son funeral directors from Grand Forks on the Amazing Race Canada.What do funeral directors do to relax? Go on the Amazing Race Canada, of course.Deb and Aaron Baker are a mother and son from Grand Forks. They are also funeral directors at the Grand Forks Funeral Home. And, they like to have fun."We are both pretty crazy," said Deb Baker.That came across in their pre-show video where, dressed in suits, Deb proclaimed their desire to 'bury' the competition.The new season of the popular summer reality show begins tonight. All 10 teams competing are in Toronto for the premiere of the new season.Castanet reached out to Deb in Toronto."It was a wonderful experience, especially doing it with my son," she said, mindful of not letting anything out of the bag. "It was a little bit different than what I expected."Despite their line of work, Deb said they were prepared to do whatever it took in the competition."We said if we had to shave our heads in a challenge, we'd shave our heads. If we had to jump from an airplane, we...

Father-son team from Vancouver and Coquitlam to compete on Amazing Race Canada's fifth season - (blog)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Another familial team they'll be competing against is from B.C.: 54-year-old Deb Barker and her 30-year-old son Aaron Barker run a funeral home in Grand Forks.Although they're described as "wacky", the pressure and nature of their jobs has taught them to focus on positive aspects during difficult times. Grand Forks' Aaron and Deb BarkerThose are just two out of the 10 teams that'll compete on the new season, which starts airing on July 4 at 8 p.m. on CTV and will be hosted by Olympic gold medallist Jon Montgomery. (All 10 teams can be viewed at the Amazing Race Canada webpage.)Canada's 150th anniversary will be a recurring theme throughout the season.They'll all be gunning for the grand prize of a Next Generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox True North Edition for each winner, a trip around the world for two, $250,000 in cash, and the title as season champions. Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Helen M. Kalinoski, 91 - East Grand Forks Exponent

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Poland. She was very proud of her Polish heritage and could speak Polish very fluently. She passed away peacefully Jan. 26, 2017, at the age of 91, after a brief illness at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with her family at her side. She is survived by her daughter: Kathleen (Harry) Sierota, of Scottsdale, AZ; sons: Greg (Barb) of Thief River Falls; David (Peggy) of Michigan, ND; and Wayne of Stephen, MN; brother: Ed (Margaret) of St. Malo, Manitoba; grandchildren: Jessie Kalinoski, Cory Kalinoski, Ryan Wagner, Rachel (Cody) Metcalf, Ryan Kalinoski, Stacia Kalinoski, Sara Kalinoski, Michael Kalinoski, MD, Thomas Kalinoski, MD, and great-grandson: Jaxon Kalinoski. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister: Victoria. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Church of Greenbush, MN. Father Lou Buiton: Officiant, Jeanne Novacek: Organist, Connie and John Stanislawski: Eucharistic Ministers, Darcy Hannon: Song Leader, Stacis Kalinoski: Reader, John Wilebski and Kyle Stauffenecker: Alter Servers. Honorary bearers were Helen’s grandchildren and members of the Greenbush American Legion Auxiliary. Casket bearers were Ryan Kalinoski; Thomas Kalinoski, MD; Michael Kalinoski, MD; Gary Kalinoski; Ron Kalinoski; and Bill Stanislawski. Interment will be at St. Aloysius Church Cemetery of Leo, MN. In lieu of flowers, Helen’s family prefers memorials to the St. Aloysius Church Cemetery fund. Arrangements with Collins Funeral Homes of Greenbush, Karlstad & Middle River, MN. An on-line guest book is available at Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont Enterprise

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Utica; by their four daughters, Mrs. Wendy J. Hotaling of Northville, Mrs. Laurel A. St. Onge of Northville, Mrs. Erika L. Troxell of Hatboro, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Amy E. Cline of Kamloops, British Columbia; by her two brothers, Paul T. Burnett of Donna, Texas and Clark W. Burnett of Citrus Springs, Florida; and by her 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held at a time to be announced in the spring in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Northville. Condolences may be made to the family online at contributions may be made to local hospice agencies.Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Community mourns doctor who put focus on health care in the north -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A doctor who spent decades working to improve health care in northern British Columbia is being mourned after he died Tuesday night.Dr. Bert Kelly was a "tireless champion for health care" said Prince George city councillor Susan Scott, who announced his passing via Facebook.Kelly was a key architect of the Northern Medical Program, in which students in UBC's medical program are trained in northern B.C. in an effort to help recruit and retain future medical professionals in a region that historically has been underserved.Faced with chronic doctor shortages in Prince George and the surrounding area, Kelly helped lead a local group of physicians and specialists in what was effectively a strike in 2000, withdrawing non-essential services until the province agreed to commit more funding and efforts to recruitment and retention of doctors in the north. By 2004 the Northern Medical Program was opened, with Kelly serving the role of Executive Director of the Northern Medical Society.Truly sad this morning at the loss of Dr. Bert Kelly! He wa...

A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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...