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Mt Robson to Furs

Mt Robson to a Real Fur Trade Post

This story is about the very foundation of the country of Canada.  We visited an actual fur trading post with buildings dating from the 19th century.  3,497 more words


Traces of the Fur Trade

Today, my stretch of the North Saskatchewan River forms the centrepiece of Edmonton’s famous River Valley Trail System, a series of multi-use parks developed and maintained for residents and visitors, alike. 389 more words

North Saskatchewan River
Map of the region from Hudson Bay to the Pacific Ocean and from Lake Michigan to the Arctic Ocean by Peter Pond, 1785 - Library and Archives Canada
Fur Trade

Two inscribed tally sticks from Novgorod.

Tally sticks are notched and split sticks that record an amount paid, owed, done or collected, and are known from many finds in Russia as well as in western Europe. 152 more words


Winter Storm Reading

Looks like we have quite the winter storm in the forecast here today, calling for lots of high winds and snow – because we do not have enough of the stuff on the ground already. 236 more words

Are You Wearing a Dead Animal Around Your Neck?!

Winter is here which means the high street is filling up with fur trimmed coats, bobble hats and other items with supposedly faux fur additions. Unfortunately, a lot of these items are coming from factories in China and other countries where there are less regulations regarding animal welfare and the use of fur products. 464 more words


Baby comes home for Christmas

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Double Happiness