Category Archives: Coal Companies

Linking the past to the present

If you aren’t looking for it, Canmore’s history and its identity can be easy to miss. Personally, given my bent and my bias, I don’t think of Canmore solely as a destination or resort community. That’s much too narrow of … Continue reading

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Black Friday notice

The Canmore mines closed on Friday, July 13, 1979. This is a notice from Victor Mrokwia, general superintendent of the Canmore mines posted notifying miners of their last shift of work. Operating the Canmore coal mines in the 1970s had … Continue reading

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Canadian Anthracite Coal Co./Canmore Mines Ltd.

The Canadian Anthracite Coal Company (CACC), while not the first company to mine coal in the Bow Valley, had the longest connection to Canmore throughout the town’s history. The CACC, a syndicate of Canadian and American businessmen including  McLeod Stewart, … Continue reading

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Cascade Coal Company

The Cascade Coal Company, the first formal coal mining company to operate in the Bow Valley, opened a coal seam in the fall of 1883 along the Cascade River four kilometres east of Banff. Coal mined by the Cascade Coal … Continue reading

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