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What’s Happening Today – February 6, 2020
Play & Learn at HP CRC Office at 10 a.m.
CRC Baby & Me at Peavine at 1 p.m.
Free Play at HP CRC Office 6-8 p.m.
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – February 6, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – February 6, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – February 6, 2020
1611 – Chongzhen, Last Ming Emperor of China
1895 – Babe Ruth, Baseball Legend
1899 – Ramon Novarro, Ben-Hur, Mata Hari actor
1911 – Ronald Reagan, 40th US President
1912 – Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler’s wife
1914 – Thurl Ravenscroft, Tony the Tiger’s voice
1917 – Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian actress
1922 – Patrick Macnee, Magnum, P.I. actor
1925 – Walker Edmiston, Gunsmoke actor
1931 – Rip Torn, American actor, comedian
1939 – Mike Farrell, M*A*S*H actor
1940 – Tom Brokaw, American NBC news anchor
1944 – Michael Tucker, LA Law actor
1946 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk singer
1950 – Natalie Cole, Pink Cadillac singer
1956 – Jon Walmsley, The Waltons actor – Jason
1957 – Jerry Marotta, Orleans rocker
1964 – Gordon Downie, The Tragically Hip singer
1969 – April Lerman, Charles in Charge actress
1980 – Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
1983 – Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician
This Day in Local History – February 6, 2020
Feb. 6, 1915: The ED&BC railroad cuts off practically all trade as other railway companies contemplate construction.
Feb. 6, 1971: The Faust junior girls win the Lesser Slave Basketball League Tournament in Slave Lake by defeating Slave Lake 16-12 and Kinuso 19-11. Lucille McKenzie scores 10 points in the win over Kinuso in the final.
Feb. 6, 1971: The Faust junior boys win the Lesser Slave Basketball League Tournament in Slave Lake by defeating Slave Lake 25-16 in the final. Henry Budskin scores 13 points to lead Faust.
Feb. 6, 1971: The Kinuso senior boys win the Lesser Slave Basketball League Tournament in Slave Lake by defeating Slave Lake 59-21 in the final. The Kinuso senior girls lose the final to Slave Lake.
Feb. 6, 1976: The Alberta government launches the fine option program allowing criminal to work off their crimes instead of paying fines. The system allows criminals to pay their debt to society instead of going to jail.
Feb. 6, 1982: “Mr. Stampede” Edmo Peyre is honoured at an appreciation supper.
Feb. 6, 1988: High Prairie Taekwondo club members win 15 medals at the Alberta Taekwondo Association championships in Edmonton.
Feb. 6, 1989: Angry people from High Prairie Minor Hockey attend a recreation board meeting demanding that icemaker Rod Berg not be fired. The board said that it never had any intentions of firing Berg and that all rumours were unfounded.
Feb. 6, 1991: Alberta’s ombudsman begins investigating a complaint by a group of AVC students into unfair treatment by being denied a living allowance while at school.
Feb. 6, 1991: HPSD trustee William Marx says at an I.D. meeting a final decision to close Carole Bannister School in Faust will not be made until March.
Feb. 6, 1992: Kevin Clemens scores his 50th goal of the season as the hometown High Prairie Regals defeat the Valleyview Jets 6-5 in overtime. Clemens’ 51st is the game winner.
Feb. 6, 1993: A High Prairie couple phones police about a UFO sighting.
Feb. 6, 1994: The High Prairie Sled Dog Races are held for the first time as racers from all over Western Canada compete for $6,000 in prizes.
Feb. 6, 1994: Figure skaters Lisa Vandermeulen and Lance Halldorson each win medals at the Northwest Alberta Winter Games in Fairview. Vandermeulen wins in juvenile ladies and Halldorson in juvenile men’s.
Feb. 6, 2002: South Peace News reports the Sucker Creek Band will hold a vote in the next four to six weeks to decide whether they want to operate a casino on the reserve.
Feb. 6, 2004: Thieves rob the Enilda Handi-Crafter Boutique of two willow chairs, a willow loveseat, a willow coffee table, two quilts, an afghan and three jackets.
Feb. 6, 2007: High Prairie Minor Hockey Product Travis Cunningham, playing for the Horse Lake Thunder, reaches the 1,000 point milestone in a home game against the Grande Prairie Athletics.
Feb. 6, 2007: South Peace News marks the 30-year anniversary of High Prairie resident Wilfred Willier, who helped institute the fine option program in Alberta.
Feb. 6, 2010: Trevor Morgan passes away at the age of 83 years. Morgan moved to High Prairie in 1981 and farmed with Alvin Billings and Bill Morgan.
Feb. 6, 2013: Archbishop Arthe Guimond dies at the age of 81 years. He was first ordained in 1957 and served the Grouard-McLennan Archdiocese for many years.
This Day in World History – February 6, 2020
1778 – Britain declares war on France.
1778 – France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris.
1819 – Singapore founded as a British trading port.
1836 – HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin arrive in Tasmania.
1869 – Harper’s Weekly publishes 1st pic of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers.
1882 – Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Connecticut.
1891 – 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang occurs.
1899 – Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified.
1918 – Great Britain grants women 30 & over the right to vote.
1932 – 1st Olympic dog sled race at Lake Placid, New York
1933 – It reaches -90 F in Oymyakon, USSR [Asian record].
1933 – Highest recorded sea wave [not tsunami], 34 m, in Pacific.
1935 – Monopoly board game goes on sale for 1st time.
1939 – Spanish government flees to France.
1948 – 1st radio-controlled airplane flown.
1952 – Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to British throne.
1964 – France & Great-Britain sign accord over building Channel tunnel.
1971 – 1st time a golf ball is hit on moon by Alan Shepard.
1973 – Bernice Fekete skips curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edmonton.
1974 – Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis.
1977 – Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris.
1981 – Remaining Beatles record a tribute to John Lennon.
1982 – “Centerfold” by J. Geils Band hits No. 1 on pop chart.
1983 – Trial of former Gestapo commandant Klaus Barbie begins in France.
1990 – Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50-goal scorer to score 50 goals.
1997 – Diane Blood, 32, wins right to use her dead husband’s sperm.
2005 – Tony Blair, longest-serving Labour PM, marks 2,838 days in office.
2012 – Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of becoming monarch.
2014 – Jay Leno ends his time on “The Tonight Show”.
2018 – Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launches world’s most powerful rocket.
Today’s Horoscopes – February 6, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Welcome to another great day! The energy from the day’s aspects is positive and encouraging when it comes to communication and interaction with others. Why not take advantage of this? Get together to visit with friends and family and enjoy yourself. Consider inviting people over for a game or dinner. Even a potluck can be a lot of fun. You work hard all the time, so play hard today!
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – You might find yourself really interested in getting out and doing something today. And why not? It can’t be too difficult to phone a few friends and arrange to get-together in the evening. Or perhaps you can look in the events page in your local newspaper and see whether a meeting or lecture is taking place that you’d like to attend. Is there a place you’ve been curious about and wanted to visit? If so, go there today and check it out. Make the best of your time!
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Consider channeling your philosophical inspirations into some creative writing. You’ll certainly enjoy this type of activity. Even if you haven’t explored this before, there’s no better day than today to give it a whirl. Why not start a journal if you haven’t done so already? This will give your ideas a place to incubate, and it can become a starting point for further reflection. Or you could try your hand at poetry and fiction instead.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – You might feel the need for some time to yourself today. Why not take it? Chances are you’re surrounded by others most of the time, and when you don’t take time to be alone with your thoughts and feelings, it can prove unhealthy for you. Taking care of your emotional well-being is critical, as you have a deeply sensitive nature. With continuous activity around you, there’s no time to connect with this part of you. Make time today.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Today you may want to go your own way regardless of what someone else wants. Your independence is very important to you. However, compromise might be necessary in order to avoid serious conflict. Consider splitting your day to allow for the wishes of those close to you and time for yourself. If you can’t make others understand why you want to be alone, this might be the best solution.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Today may well find you in the mood to head out on a venture or visit someone. When was the last time you took a day for something like this? Chances are it’s been too long. Not only will you enjoy it but others will be thrilled to have some time with you as well. Whether you pack up the whole family or head out on your own, seize the opportunity to visit a new place or connect with people you haven’t seen in a while.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Serious thinking and communication will be enhanced today. These are strong qualities for you anyway, and with this added boost, you’ll need to have a place to express yourself. If you’ve started a journal, this can prove to be an excellent outlet. Talking with other people is another. If there are issues or worries that have been bothering you, consider getting together with those involved and airing what’s on your mind. It’s a perfect day to get things resolved.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – You might feel cornered into doing something you just don’t want to do today. Perhaps you made a promise to handle a project, or someone close to you has decided that it’s the day to tackle something specific. Either way, if you’re uncomfortable following through, communicate that to this person. Your ability to express yourself and be understood is enhanced with this day’s energy. Rescheduling might be far better than any potential resentment.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – You might discover someone close to you – a family member perhaps – could use a hand today. Chances are good, too, that he or she won’t ask for help out of pride. Don’t let that stop you, though. If you recognize a situation where you can be of assistance, go for it. Don’t wait for an invitation or request. Simply take hold of the circumstances and do what you can. Your efforts will be appreciated and you’ll leave feeling terrific that you could make a difference.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – When was the last time you used a pen and paper? In this age of computers, the keyboard has all but replaced these wonderful tools. In the same way that walking provides much more than fresh air, the kinesthetic value of the rhythmic motion of writing with a pen is far more soothing and even healing than most realize. Moving your hand across the page can feel good and unlock places within you that aren’t accessed by typing. Try it today.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Today may bring a keen sense of empathy and understanding. With this, verbal communication is also more likely to be effective. Consider seizing this energy by making a point of talking through any problems or issues you have with those in your life. If they don’t live with you, see about driving over to visit them or calling them up to work things out. If there isn’t anything pressing, see about expressing your affection for those closest to you by telling them straight out what they mean to you.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Don’t be surprised if you find your mind going a thousand miles a minute today. Slowing down will likely elude you and you’ll have to find one means or another to express what’s racing around in your head. The aspects today lend much to communication. Perhaps talking over your writing or ideas with someone whose insight you value will do the trick. Even doodling can give you a place to put your thoughts. Explore these activities today.