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Prince Albert Tales

Morley Harrison

Taking a Covid Break – Memories of a Motorcycle Gang – and Prince Albert’s Elegant Spa

The other day Fay and I, in order to get out of the house and take a break from Covid updates, jumped in the car for a little ride. Our destination was The Little Red Park just north of the city. Part of the reason we made our way to that beautiful spot was to pay a visit to the site of the old Sanatorium and later The Prince Albert Training School which had been located on the western edge of the park.

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Al’s Dynasty

Two revious columns outlined how local high school football teams, the Riverside Rams and the St. Mary Marauders, brought home Provincial Championships. In this column I will turn my attention to the ‘Blackbirds,’ later renamed the ‘Prince Albert Opti-Mrs.’, who brought Provincial Girls’ Softball Championships to Prince Albert in: 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, and 1971. 

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Tidbits From 50 Years Ago (March 1971)

Did March, 1971, come in like a Lamb or a Lion?

Well there was no blizzard or even high wind on March 1st, but if it was a lamb, it had chilly feet  (-15). However on March 31st it was a balmy 24 degrees. So the lamb must have pranced merrily about even with its fleece as white as snow.

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We Stand on Guard for Thee

Recently I was scrolling through some online topics and noticed one featuring a poll that listed the 25 Top Countries where one should live. Switzerland was number one and Canada was number two, ranking ahead of the U.S and U.K 

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Wednesday March 13, 2024