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May. 9, 2009


I have an old photo taken during the war of a group of RAF pilots in training taken in fron of a large old building with the name Coniston hotel above them on the building.

Does anyone know where it was taken and where the pilots would have trained. its about 1943-45

I have posted the photo to the Coniston page.

David at
- glideru2

May. 8, 2009

Boswarlos is an absolutely beautifull spot.
- Thailand01

May. 7, 2009

New Aiyansh is located about 100 kilometers north of Terrace B.C. I grew up there. The Nisga'a people are friendly and outgoing. The valley is beautiful and it is breathtaking. I miss my hometown... Can't wait to go back and visit. Fresh air, fresh fish, and the hospitality is awesome! Come visit New Aiyansh and stay awhile!
- siwiggins

May. 4, 2009

Hi all, I'm from down east here in New York State USA. I was doing some ancestery research on my family and was looking for some info on my grandfather on my mother's side. His name was Rev. Robert West and lived in Clarksburg. He died in 1962 or'63 and was wondering how I could get more info on him. My uncle (married to my mother's sister) was Cecil Green and he had a farm in Heathcote and I remember going there as a kid. Any info would sure help. Thanks.

May. 3, 2009

Was a great place to live,grew up there, spent 17 years
of my childhood and teen years here.It is now, of course mainly a tourist area,although they are reopening the
gold mine,that so many families depended on from about
1930-1969,when the mine closed due to falling gold
prices. I've been back once and it seemed so small
buildings,most dilapitaded,some have been restored.
There is a Hotel where most of the action takes place
winter and summer.I may be prejudiced,but I still call it
God,s country. I would like to hear from other people
who grew up here.I also understand that a reunion of
Bralorners is scheduled for aug.2009?
- Postma
Interest in Ceepeecee,my birthplace.There is an old news
clipping that I have that says once stood there is a
building called the "Doll's House Hospital", which served
as the community's hospital for years. I'm wondering
if this building has been preserved, or if anything is still
habitable in Ceepeecee?
- Postma

My father lived in Dawson Creek from 1952 till he died there in 1974. We, his family, were not aware of his whereabouts until after his death. I am after any information anyone might have about his life there. I am aware that he worked as a cook in one of the camps near Dawson Creek and lived for a while in a room at the back of a shoe store on the main street in town. Any information would be greatly received. Thank you.
- murielle

May. 2, 2009

I have a tiny pottery vase stamped with the potter's intials JB, wondering if anyone knows anything about the potter.
And the vase is also marked Gransville Ferry NS.

Many thanks.
Jean B.
- blip303

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.
- 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?
- 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

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
*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,
- 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

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 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
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