Category Archives: People

Dead Man’s Flats tells two tales

Dead Man’s Flats tells two tales (published in the Rocky Mountain Outlook, by Rob Alexander, Thursday Dead Man’s Flats is the Bow Valley’s most unique place name and, while it is often attributed to a gruesome murder that occurred in … Continue reading

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Memories of Canmore – 1933

The following excerpt was taken from a 1979 interview with Geraldine Violet Minota Light, who arrived in Canmore in 1933 with her husband, RCMP officer John Green. The couple lived in the NWMP barracks on Main Street for nearly two … Continue reading

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Falling off the history rails… and climbing back up.

Is it just me or has life been extra busy of late, what with Christmas, Norovirus, work, head colds, work, raising a child, dog walking… and on it goes! However, the great thing about falling off the rails – with … Continue reading

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Backyard hockey, Canmore style

Of all the photographs the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre holds in its archives, this is one of my favourites. As far as I can guess, the picture was taken some time after the First World War – a far … Continue reading

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H.W. McNeill (1847-1900), president of the H.W. McNeill Co.

Hobart william McNeill was a dynamic man who entered Canmore’s history at a pivotal time. An American lawyer and businessman, H.W. McNeill is an important figure in Canmore’s history as he took a struggling coal mine on the verge of … Continue reading

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