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Citytv in Winnpeg

CityTV and the Forks

Shooting out of a glass enclosed observation deck isn’t the best way to capture The Forks in Winnipeg but I do like this shot of the Citytv studios.

Blackwood Wholesale Hardware Ltd

Blackwood Wholesale Hardware Ltd

Chez Nous

Chez Nous in St. Boniface, Manitoba

Chez Nous supported living community in St. Boniface

Chez Nous is a geared to income supportive housing project located in the heart of St. Boniface.  The building provides 24 newly renovated bachelor suites for seniors on a fixed income.  Care and services include access to 24-hours supervision, food-services, housekeeping and laundry services.  The program promotes a caring and supportive living environment which encourages individual autonomy and independence. The home-like experience aims to enrich the quality of life of its residents and their families.

Taché Centre’s is the care and service provider for the Chez Nous supportive housing program.  It provides elderly clients with a range of care and services in either French or English that contribute to their autonomy.  Chez Nous sets high standards for comfort, independence, safety and peace of mind.  It supports a living environment that is welcoming, respectful of human dignity or cultural diversity and of each individual’s needs.

St. Andrews United Church

St. Andrew's United Church

St. Andrew’s and Moose Jaw grew up together. The CPR came in December 1882 and as the New Year began, Presbyterians welcomed their first missionary. By 1883 a congregation had been organized and the Rev. S.J. Taylor became the first minister. The first church building, erected at the corner of Fairford St. and Third Ave. West, was called St. Paul’s. The Chinese United Church now uses the building, one of the oldest in the city.

In 1901 a red brick building was erected at Main and Fairford and was named St. Andrew’s. In 1910 the present location was purchased and under the dynamic leadership of Dr. W.G. Wilson, the greystone edifice took shape. The cornerstone of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, was laid on October 19, 1912 and the first service was March 29, 1914. At the time of Church Union, June 10, 1925, this congregation became St. Andrew’s United Church.

One of the highlights of St. Andrew’s history is the ordination of Lydia Gruchy on November 4, 1936. She was the first woman to be ordained in the United Church of Canada and served at St. Andrew’s from 1935 to 1938.

Tragedy struck the congregation of St. Andrew’s in December 1963 when the church was destroyed by fire with only the east wall and tower and the front facade left. The congregation pledged to continue. Norman C. H. Russell was appointed as architect; in 1965 Presbytery approved the rebuilding plan. The building was dedicated in October 1966.

The Park Hotel

The Park Hotel in Moose Jaw

The Park Hotel and Capone's Hideaway in Moose Jaw

The Park Hotel (used to be named the Royal George Hotel) along side Capone’s Hideway in Moose Jaw.  The Park Hotel was designed by architect William Zimmerman.

Canadian National Railway Bridge in Moose Jaw

Frozen Wakamow Valley In Moose Jaw

The train bridge over the Wakamow River in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

The Edge

The Edge in Saskatoon

The Edge townhouses in Riversdale.

Atlas Coal Mine Wooden Truss Bridge

Atlas Coal Mine Wooden Truss Bridge

The wooden C.P.R. ”Howe Truss” bridge over the Red Deer River at East Coulee was built in 1936 and destroyed by heavy flooding and ice flows in April 1948. It was rebuilt soon thereafter. It was already an old-fashioned design when it was built, as wooden Howe Truss bridges were primarily used in the 19th century.

By 2014 it had several rotten beams and locals had placed down timber and plywood to help one get across.  If that wasn’t scary enough, there are rattlesnakes that are living in the soft timber and dirt on the bridge.

Rocky Mountain River

Mountain River

A river runs through Jasper National Park near Highway 16.

Stained Glass

Stained Glass

From the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine and Grotto

From the Our Lady of Lourdes St. Laurent Shrine north of Saskatoon.