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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February 25, 1981- At a special meeting of the board members of the Canora and District Seed Cleaning Co-operative, the canvas committees reported that $60,000 was collected to help offset the short-term, high-interest, line of credit loan which was borrowed by the board at the time of construction.


February 25, 1981- Donna Kraynick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kraynick of Canora, was among the students to be named to the fall semester dean’s list at Mary College, Bismarck, N.D.


February 25, 1981- Due to unseasonably warm temperatures, the skate-a-thon, the curling bonspiel and all of the hockey activities had to be cancelled at the 1981 Invermay Winter Festival.


March 4, 1981- There was an extreme range of temperatures during what was described as a “record-breaking warm month” in February 1981 by Mike Machnee, who regularly submitted weather reports from his farm near Canora. The high temperature, recorded February 19, was 8 C; and the low, on February 11, was -37 C.


March 11, 1981- Led by hat tricks from Jerry Klimchuk and Ken Shordee, the Canora Colts won the semi-final series-clinching game over Theodore by a score of 10 to 2 to advance to the championship final of the Carling O-Keefe senior recreational hockey league.