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What’s Happening Today – January 16, 2022
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Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 16, 2022
1874 – Robert Service, Cremation of Sam McGee author
1901 – Frank Zamboni, American inventor [Zamboni]
1907 – Alexander Knox, Canadian actor/author
1917 – Carl Karcher, Carl’s Jr. hamburger founder
1932 – Dian Fossey, “Gorillas in the Mist”
1937 – Bob Bogle, Batman Theme guitarist
1942 – Bill Francis, Dr. Hook rocker
1943 – Ronnie Milsap, American country singer
1944 – Jim Stafford, Spiders & Snakes singer
1948 – Cliff Thorburn, Champion snooker player
1952 – King Fuad II, Last King of Egypt
1973 – Josie Davis, Charles in Charge actress
1974 – Kate Moss, English supermodel
This Day in Local History – January 16, 2022
Jan. 16, 1915: The Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia railroad reaches McLennan.
Jan. 16, 1963: Ernie Fortier is elected president of the High Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Jan. 16, 1963: Bill Robinson is elected president of the Faust Community League.
Jan. 16, 1964: The visiting High Prairie Regals defeat the Falher Pirates 7-3.
Jan. 16, 1969: The hometown High Prairie Regals lose 6-5 to Peace River after overcoming a 4-3 second period deficit. They take over first place over the Regals by two points.
Jan. 16, 1977: Tom Iannone, Jim McLean and Darwyn Peterson score goals to lead the High Prairie Regals to a 3-1 win over the Fairview Elks to stay in first place.
Jan. 16, 1979: The High Prairie Recreation Board asks the High Prairie Lions to build a play area in town south of the day care centre. A fence would stop children from falling into the river.
Jan. 16, 1980: The Lesser Slave Lake Women’s Treaty Council is established.
Jan. 16, 1982: Randy McBride scores three goals, including the game-winner, as the High Prairie Regals defeat the Fairview Elks 6-5.
Jan. 16, 1982: The High Prairie Regals ruin the coaching debut of Chuck Kerr as they defeat the visiting Peace River Stampeders 7-2.
Jan. 16, 1985: The Alberta government gives $3 million to HPSD for school expansions at Kinuso and Donnelly G.P. Vanier.
Jan. 16, 1988: Vern Walker, Ron Gaudet and Steven Matthews each score twice as the visiting High Prairie Regals rout the Grande Prairie Athletics 10-1.
Jan. 16, 1989: An examination of discovery is held in an Edmonton courtroom as Judith Harrison sues the Driftpile band for $35,000 for wrongful dismissal.
Jan. 16, 1989: Bob Guertin begins his job as High Prairie’s recreation superintendent.
Jan. 16, 1990: The High Prairie E.W. Pratt Chargers defeat the Slave Lake Roland Michener Rams 8-7 in a penalty-filled contest to win the Challenge Series.
Jan. 16, 1991: High Prairie Hospital administrator Len Hough says the board is faced with tough decisions including possible bed closures due to budget cuts.
Jan. 16, 1992: The hometown Grimshaw Huskies score five goals in the first period and go on to defeat the High Prairie Regals 7-3.
Jan. 16, 2002: Marigold Enterprises in High Prairie attains certification from the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Northwest Alberta Community Board for meeting provincial standards.
Jan. 16, 2008: South Peace News reports that Alberta Health and Wellness Minister Dave Hancock announces the High Prairie Hospital will have space for a CT Scan, renal dialysis and cancer treatment. The decision was reached Nov. 19, 2006 but not announced until the previous week.
Jan. 16, 2008: The Valleyview St. Stephen’s girl’s basketball team defeats the Prairie River Raiders 32-25 for their first-ever win over their rivals.
Jan. 16, 2010: The High Prairie Girl Guides celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Guiding movement. A ceremony is held with a sleepover ending the day’s activities.
Jan. 16, 2010: Eli Cunningham scores the High Prairie Regals’ only goal as they are blasted 9-1 at Grande Prairie.
Jan. 16, 2010: The Prairie River [High Prairie] Raiders boy’s basketball team defeats the G.P. Vanier Vipers 36-13 to win the PRJH Rim Rocker Basketball Tournament. In girl’s action the Valleyview Hillside Cougars defeat the St. Andrew’s Saints 46-22 to win the final. The talk of the tournament is a double overtime game between the PRJH Red Raiders rookie team and a Vipers’ rookie team which Vanier wins 42-36.
Jan. 16, 2010: The Lakeland Eagles clinch first place in the NPHL’s East Division after they are awarded a game by forfeit against the Falher Pirates for using an illegal player.
Jan. 16, 2014: Gift Lake School is temporarily closed by Northland School Division due to poor air quality.
Jan. 16, 2014: The High Prairie Regals win their first game of the NPHL season after 17 straight losses by defeating visiting Lakeland 14-9. Drake Cunningham and Lloyd Ah-Kim-Nachie each score three goals.
Jan. 16, 2015: Driftpile First Nations holds a Round Dance to honour former Chief Rose Laboucan.
Jan. 16, 2016: The High Prairie Regals lose their 26th straight game overall after losing at Manning 3-2.
Jan. 16, 2019: Dakota C. Anderson and Jesse Prestly Laboucan are both sentenced in High Prairie provincial court on manslaughter charges. Laboucan receives seven years, Anderson four years for the death of Ryan Joseph Ellefson July 29, 2015.
Jan. 16, 2019: Arthur Albert Foulston passes away at the age of 92 years. He was a local milkman, farmed and worked for the local school division.
This Day in World History – January 16, 2022
27 BC – The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian.
1550 – Gothic War [535-552]: The Ostrogoths conquer Rome.
1493 – Christopher Columbus leaves New World and sets sail for Spain.
1547 – Ivan IV the Terrible, 17, crowns himself first tsar of Moscow.
1581 – English parliament passes laws against Catholicism.
1793 – French King Louis XVI sentenced to death during French Revolution.
1868 – Refrigerator car patented by fish dealer William Davis, in Detroit.
1889 – 128 F at Cloncurry, Queensland [Australian record].
1905 – Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City 2 straight.
1911 – Pandora becomes first 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east.
1920 – First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris.
1936 – First photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track.
1938 – First jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall [Benny Goodman].
1941 – US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor.
1945 – Adolf Hitler moves into the Fuhrerbunker, his underground bunker.
1951 – World’s largest gas pipeline opens [Brownsville, Texas to New York].
1963 – USSR’s Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb.
1969 – Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space.
1970 – Muammar Gaddafi takes over rule of Libya.
1973 – NBC presents 440th & final showing of “Bonanza”.
1981 – Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, assailants even take his gold teeth.
1985 – “Playboy” announces end of stapling centerfolds.
1989 – USSR announces plan for 2-year manned mission to Mars.
2003 – The Space Shuttle Columbia’s last mission.
2005 – Adriana Illiescu, 66, becomes the oldest birth mother in the world.
2016 – First-ever flower grown in space – a zinnia – aboard Space Station.
Today’s Horoscopes – January 16, 2022
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Communication with others should be as strong on a psychic level as on a verbal one, so expect some telepathic flashes. Practicality and common sense combine with intuition today to make you feel especially creative. A number of ideas for new projects could cross your mind, and you will want to write them down for later. However, there might be so many you will not be able to decide which one to go for now. Ask your friends for their input!
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Your innate practicality and common sense are apt to be called into action on behalf of a group with which you are affiliated. Some of them may be feeling muddled, and you are the only one who has what it takes right now to see the matter through. Your own goals could be advanced today because of increased focus and clear thinking. Overall, this should be a great day to work on projects of your own. Enjoy!
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Whatever tasks or chores you may have to perform today are likely to go much more quickly and efficiently than usual. Your level of common sense is high, as is your physical energy. Success is strongly indicated in any kind of enterprise you take on today, so do not be afraid to try anything, no matter how outrageous it may seem. By the way, do not be surprised if other people come to you for advice.
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – You generally tend toward a very high level of perseverance. No matter how difficult a task may seem to you, today it should go very smoothly, particularly if it involves in-depth study or research of some kind. Your thinking is especially clear and down to Earth today, and your common sense is operating at a very high level. Get to whatever needs to be done today and there will not be any loose ends left for tomorrow.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Dreams could shed light on some personal ambiguities you have been trying to understand. Your thinking is especially clear and logical now, and work should therefore be a snap. Money matters should go fairly smoothly today, particularly if paperwork or legal documents are involved. You should have practical insights that are stronger than usual, especially regarding finance, and so you could end the day feeling more than satisfied with what you’ve accomplished.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Projects of all kinds you could be working on with partners or friends could go especially smoothly today, as your thinking is especially sharp, clear, and logical. You and your friends are in an especially strong place right now, with trust and respect between you at an all-time high. Social events could bring stimulating discussions and stronger bonds between you and others. Work hard, but enjoy every minute of it.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Today could be one of those days when you look around the house and think, “What a mess!” You might then decide to give the whole place a thorough cleaning. This is fine, as long as you do not try to do it alone. Get others in the household to help out. You have been working very hard lately, and if you get too tired you could well be very short with everyone and be very poor company. Pace yourself!
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Letters or phone calls could come today reaffirming the continued success you have been enjoying and presenting new opportunities. Your mind should be in a very good space to consider anything new that comes your way, and your common sense is high so you are apt to see all sides of it. Therefore, whatever you have to think about, trust yourself! You tend to be innately practical and efficient, but today you are even more so.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – You may have been especially interested in promoting your general health for a while, and so today you could finally start that nutrition and exercise program you have been thinking about. You are likely to come up with a plan that is more than workable since your thinking is especially clear and logical right now. Others might be inspired to join you. Whatever work you do should be accomplished quickly and skillfully. Use your energy to get as much done as possible.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Today should prove a busy day on all levels. Inspiration for creative projects, particularly writing, should come to you in profusion, and so you might produce results that could surprise even you. Communication with loved ones is particularly clear, open, and honest today. You will be able to clear up a few matters that may have been bothering you and those close to you. Children could prove a strong source of support and entertainment. Enjoy!
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Generally, you tend to let paperwork go, but today the necessity of handling budgeting and financial matters could force you to sit down and get it all done. However, where money and other resources are concerned, you are apt to be especially practical and efficient, so do not be surprised if you sail right through it and get it done well. Other paperwork, such as your own writing, should go equally well. Afterward, treat yourself to a nice dinner in your favourite restaurant!
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Today, sensitivity combines with mental astuteness to bring your innate practicality and efficiency to the surface. You will probably have more than one chance to make use of this, whether it relates to work you do at home, you are helping out a friend, or you are working with a group. Family members and others find it easy to communicate with you and might come to you with matters they need to sort out. Enjoy your day!