Throwback Thursday: From the Canora Courier files

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Dates listed refer to publication dates and not to dates of the events.)


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November 5, 1975 – Andrew A. Witwicki, president of Canora Auto Electric, marked his 50th year as an automobile and automotive parts dealer. Witwicki arrived in Canora from Winnipeg in 1925 and with Andrew Rawucky, established a Ford automobile agency, assuming control in 1930 when Rawucky returned to Winnipeg.


November 5, 1975 – A good portion of the grain harvested this fall was taken off in tough or damp condition and many farmers in the Canora area were drying their grain, according to agricultural representative Orest Mysak.


November 12, 1975 - Adolph Matsalla, MLA for Canora since 1967, became minister of tourism and renewable resources when Premier Allan Blakeney announced changes to his cabinet.


November 12, 1975 - Shelley Zeeben, a 14-year-old Canora Composite High School student, was among a number of runners who qualified to represent Saskatchewan at the national cross-country final in Vancouver. Zeeben is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Zeeben of Canora.


November 26, 1975 – Nick Humeniuk of Canora, former Canadian National Railways section foreman at Canora, ended 47 years of employment with the company when he retired. Born at Skala, Western Ukraine, Humeniuk came to Canada in 1927.


December 10, 1975 –Labour minister Gordon Snyder confirmed that the minimum hourly wage for Saskatchewan workers was to be raised from $2.50 to $2.80, effective January 1, 1976.


December 17, 1975 – Mary Wihnan of Canora gathered over $116 in groceries and meats during a one-minute shopping spree at Canora’s Red and White store. Supervising the proceedings were Red and White staff members Helen Dennis and Stephanie Drobot.