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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August 22, 1979- Andy Prokopishyn took over as the new superintendent for the Canora School Division and the Parkland Christian Academy at Canora, after working as the superintendent at Wakaw for eight years and the Lanigan school for 10 years prior to that.


August 29, 1979- Tim Chicilo of Canora set a provincial record in nine and 10-year-old backstroke in the provincial swim meet at Melfort to help the “north” beat the “south” for the first time.


September 12, 1979- Approximately 320 acres on the northwest side of Good Spirit Lake were added to the Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park, because of its wildlife capacity and potential for interpretive use, according to Tourism and Renewable Resources Minister Reg Gross.


September 19, 1979- With plans for a new curling rink at Canora running behind schedule and the existing rink being closed down by the fire commissioner’s office at Regina, it seemed highly unlikely that any curling could take place in Canora during the coming winter, said Don Bahrey, president of the Canora Community Curling Project Committee.


October 3, 1979- Ron Cowley, manager of the Canora branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, took over as president of the Canora Kiwanis Club. Club vice-presidents were Ted Palagian and George Demchuk. Secretary was Walter Mysak and treasurer, John Sopotyk.


October 3, 1979- Jim Plosz of Canora, who had recently resigned as a divisional manager of the Canadian Federation of Independent business after becoming “tired of living in airports and hotels,” began a wholesale trucking route in an area within a 100-mile radius of Canora.