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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

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
- 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 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


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
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

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

Mar. 4, 2009

I am Alan Crabtree , son of Aubrey son of David son of Edwin Crabtree. I live in Madawaska,Maine and I too retired from the pulp and paper industry.

I've been to Crabtree 5 years ago and will go again soon.
My father W. H. Aubrey was born in Crabtree April 1, 1898. My father was in WW1 as a machine gunner; was wounded in 1918 and spent 1 year in hospital in England and returned to Crabtree in 1919.
While he was overseas the mill paid him half salary .Dad owned a horse named Chester who worked in the mill yard . The money Chester made went into Dad's bank account.
Alan C.
- crab4

Mar. 2, 2009

I am researching my family history and am looking for information on my great grandmother.
Born 1870 in Madoc, as Jenna Belle Fox (McLennan)
- C1

Feb. 28, 2009


I have relatives who immigrated to Balgonie/Regina just before and just after 1900. Georg and Katherine Zacher lived in Balgonie and Regina until his death in 1926.

I am trying to find someone in the area who just might have information about the Zachers who lived in the Balgonie, Vibank, and Odessa area in the early 1900s, especially Georg and katherine, since they had no children/no descendants.

Some of my relatives here in the U.S. spent time with Georg and seem to remember that Georg raised foxes.

Any help you might give me will be apprecated. I have been in contact with the Catholic church in Balgonie and in Regina, but did not get very far, other than dates of death for the couple.

Thanks in advance,

Annette 'Zacher"
- Zacher

Feb. 26, 2009

Having spent my formative years in Cobourg, I feel it's the most wonderful place in the world!! There is a peace that comes over me when I visit my "hometown". The people are friendly, funny, accommodating, and the atmosphere is upbeat. Thinking of moving there? Don't waste time - do it.
- KathyJ

Feb. 22, 2009

very Friendly village. Most young Adults move to the larger population centers
- billlinda

Feb. 18, 2009

I would like to know the dates of the 100th anniversary?

Mary Craig Low
- Craiglow

Feb. 16, 2009

Hi all

I am trying to get my American passport to travel to Canada to see friends and am having difficulties.

My father's parents were running the Beaver Brook Station in the early 1900's and perhaps earlier.

My father is said to have been born at Beaver Brook and I am having a problem validating that to the satisfaction of my passport requirements... I am American born.

His parents were named Boudreau and my father, Joseph Cleopathas Boudreau, was born in 1904. He was a telegrapher for the CNR and I believe his father was the telegrapher at Beaver Brook Station.

I was 7 years old in 1943 when staying at the station overnight with my grandmother and her huge cat. I do not remember my grandfather.

Is there a place in Beaver Brook where old birth records are kept and a way for me to contact them ?

I would appreciate any help or guidance offered and ask that anyone able will write to my email

Thank you and God bless,

Ray Boudreau
- farplaces

Feb. 15, 2009

I have been going to Bob's Lake in Tichborne since 1963. Bob's Lake is truly the moste beautiful I have ever known.
- jpadovani

Feb. 13, 2009

Feb /2009- I've been all over the globe and I think Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, is the most beautiful place on earth. If I had one day left on earth I would want to sit on the beach at Partridge Island looking at the ocean, the ever changing Bay Of Fundy, it has a extensive panaramanic view of the area with the world renoun highest tides in the world. I collect heart shaped stones, precious stones, and drift wood, and the odd piece of old pirate's money, all found there on the beautiful breaktaking beach. Also in view are a few log homes/cabins, a functional turn of the century working fish weir, and the famous Ottawa House By The Sea, a must see historic museum with really good ice cream and great staff. This museum was once the summer home of Sir Charles Tupper a Canadian Prime Minister. GO NOW DON'T DELAY.
- cabingirl101

Feb. 12, 2009

My Great Grandfather David R Anderson died at the edge of Nottingham Is on 24 Sept 1911, he was the Engineer on the 'Seduisante' a Dundee whaling ketch, which crashed into rocks whilst in full sail chasing walrus in a snow storm.
He was 51 yrs old. Only 2 bodies were recovered, one being my g grandfather...He was buried at Nottingham Is.
- dimorton

Feb. 3, 2009

Hi .... I lived in Cote St Luc in the 60's and seem to remember an apartment complex (one of the few at the time) on Cote St. Luc Road .. I am thinking south of Cavendish and north of the Cote St. Luc shopping center .. I think it might have been called "the Gardens". Someone told me it had been torn down during the 70's or 80's - anyone remember it?
- susanjones

Feb. 1, 2009


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