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Ordinary Heroes - The Journal of a French Pioneer in Alberta by Marcel Durieux

Many French settlers had heard second-hand, from colonizing priests or family members who had immigrated, about the vastness of the Canadian prairies...Read More

Pioneering in Alberta - Maurice Destrube’s Story by Maurice Destrube

Destrube was a settler of both English and French origins who, reflecting back on his early years in Alberta, describes a brief encounter with a group of new French-Canadian settlers and the colonizing agent who had encouraged them to settle in the Canadian prairies...Read More

Bonjour Québec. . . Alberta calling : Making Québec connection not as easy as it seemed. by Rick McConnell

The first call got off to rather a poor start, I thought.

“We’re sorry, the number you have reached is not in service.” ...Read More

Larger than Life : A Portrait of the Voyageurs by Robert Michael Ballantyne

And this wildness of disposition was not a little fostered by the nature of their usual occupations. . .Read More

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