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Tom Thomson in the Rockies?

One mystery Debra Hay, a Canadian art researcher living in England, is working to solve is whether Thomson painted in the Rocky Mountains. Until recently, it’s generally been accepted that Thomson never travelled to the Rockies, unlike many of his contemporaries, including members of the Group of Seven. But Hay believes that he did, and she also believes that she has the proof: namely five sketch paintings of the mountains dated between 1912 and 1914. Two of these sketches, one of which became known as the “Italian Tom,” include a large building. Continue reading

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Historic designation for the Canmore Hotel

It’s good news for the Canmore Hotel. Built in 1890, the Canmore Hotel was recently declared a municipal historic site. This means one of Alberta’s last-remaining wooden hotels is protected. It can’t be torn down. The owner, Neil Richardson of … Continue reading

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Buffalo, Banff 1910

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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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The Gap 1913

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Big Game in Deep Time: 10,000 years of Hunting in Alberta

Originally posted on RETROACTIVE:
RETROactive has been publishing for almost three years now. We will continue to be your source for news and information about Alberta’s historic places. At the same time, we’re going to start bringing you articles providing…

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Five Heritage Films on Canada at War now on YouTube

Five Heritage Films on Canada at War now on YouTube.

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Union Hall restoration

The Canmore Miners’ Hall restoration is underway! It won’t be long before the 100-year-old hall and Canmore landmark looks as it did in 1913.

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Canmore Miners’ Union Hall restoration More goods on the restoration front, this time with the Union Hall project. The Province, thankfully, came through with a $125,000 grant.

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Canmore-born Alex Kaleta of the Chicago Blackhawks

There’s an excellent posting about Alex Kaleta on Joe Pelletier’s Greatest Hockey Legends website. Alex was one of Canmore’s many hockey players who went from backyard rinks to the NHL. Thanks Tanya for pointing out the website! If you like … Continue reading

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