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Stories of Prince Albert

Connie Sampson

DREDGING FOR GOLD

They are huge and make no sense. As you approach Dawson City, the valley is totally filled with miles-long rows of rocks, probably 10 meters high and 20 or 30 across their bases. How and why isn’t evident, but there have been half-hearted efforts to make something of them. The odd house is perched on one and somewhere nearby will be a sign announcing a suburb with one of those romantic names housing planners love: acres, manors, estates, lake view, mountain view etc. (My favourite is The Mews, which actually mean the stable yard of a London upper class area). 

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PEACE

Have you any idea how much water it takes to provide your home with power for a year? If your energy were supplied by hydro (water) power, it would take much more than 23 million liters. That’s a lot of water. Fortunately for people in Ontario, the eastern American seaboard and the people of B.C., Alberta and Alaska, they have that kind of water lying around. Or rather, not lying around but working hard for them.

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

There is a new provincial park alongside the British Columbia portion of Highway 16. It has been built with wheelchairs in mind, by the way, inspired by Rick Hanson’s spinal injury foundation.

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PEACE DAMIT

Have you any idea how much water it takes to provide your home with power for a year? If your energy were supplied by hydro (water) power, it would take much more than 23 million liters. That’s a lot of water. Fortunately for people in Ontario, the eastern American seaboard and the people of B.C., Alberta and Alaska, they have that kind of water lying around. Or rather, not lying around but working hard for them.

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Canada

I realized yesterday, that in the past few months, I have been in every province and one territory. I didn’t know I had A Canada 150 Project, but I guess I did.

Two of our sons have travelled abroad extensively. Both remarked when they returned from Europe, “Man, am I glad we live in Canada”. One has to see the other parts of the American continent and Europe to begin to realize how phenomenally lucky we are.

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