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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January 28, 1976 – Les Matsalla, a former Canora resident articling with the Cherry and Hillson Law Firm in Melville, opened an office in the old Canora Post building. Matsalla is the son of Adolph and Ann Matsalla and is married to the former Joanne Genoway, also a former Canora resident.


February 11, 1976 – Dr. Michael Rostoski was installed as president of the Canora Chamber of Commerce by M.G Kozoriz, town administrator, in his capacity as a justice of the peace, at the chamber’s banquet.


February 11, 1976 – Marvin Romanow, a 1973 graduate of Canora Composite High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Romanow of Canora, was awarded an International Nickel Company of Canada Scholarship of $900. The award was based on Marvin’s academic achievements in the college of engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.


February 18, 1976 – A former resident of Canora, Peter Holowatiuk, 24, who performed with the California Cuties novelty team for about seven years, joined the staff of a radio station in Vancouver operated by handicapped persons. Station C-JAZ went on closed-circuit broadcast to patients in four Vancouver district hospitals in January and was to go on the air commercially for a cable-vision company.


March 3, 1976 – Bob Chalupiak, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chalupiak of Hazel Dell, purchased Don’s Auto Wrecking at Canora from Don Nischuk. Bob, his wife Sally (Chornamitz) and their children Cameron and Shannon, reside on a farm north of Canora.


March 24, 1976 – A 35,000-bushel grain elevator at Tuffnell was moved to Rama, a distance of about 20 miles, to replace the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool’s Rama grain handling facilities which were destroyed by fire in August 1975.