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James Gibbons, A Pioneer

James Gibbons (1837-1933) was one of the earliest pioneers in Edmonton, Alberta. He is described as one of Edmonton’s “more colourful individuals”.2 No wonder. Gibbons was a prospector, hunter, fur trader, and farmer.1 Gibbons was born in Holly Hill, Donegal Ireland on Christmas day 1837. He immigrated to America in 1856

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Canada Day Reflections

What does it mean to us, here at NAPDA, to celebrate Canada Day? It means we appreciate the achievements and hard work all our forefathers have put in order to make Canada what it is today. We are proud of this land we call home and its people. Trailblazers not

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John McDougall, A Pioneer

McDOUGALL, JOHN CHANTLER, Methodist clergyman and author; b. 27 Dec. 1842 in Sydenham (Owen Sound), Upper Canada, son of George Millward McDougall*, a farmer who was to become a Methodist missionary, and Elizabeth Chantler; m. first in the spring of 1865 Abigail Steinhauer at the Whitefish Lake mission (Alta), and they had three daughters;

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15 Facts about Canada

Although we usually refer to the 150th Canada Day as Canada’s 150th Birthday, the country did exit before July 1, 1867. A more accurate explanation is that Canada Day marks an important event in the country’s history which is the joining of the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New

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