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What’s Happening Today – November 5, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – November 5, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – November 5, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – November 5
1900 – Natalie Schafer, Gilligan’s Island’s Mrs. Howe
1911 – Roy Rogers, Happy Trails Cowboy
1913 – John McGiver, Patty Duke Show Actor
1913 – Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind Actress
1933 – Herb Edelman, Strike Force Actor
1941 – Art Garfunkel, Simon and Garfunkle Band
1952 – Bill Walton, Boston Celtics
1957 – David Moyse, Air Supply Vocalist
1959 – Bryan Adams, Canadian Rock Icon
1963 – Tatum O’Neal, Paper Moon Actress
This Day in Local History – November 5
Nov. 5, 1905: Liberal Fletcher Bredin wins the Athabasca constituency seat in Alberta’s first general election.
Nov. 5, 1914: The Northern Transportation Company steamer Northland Sun makes its last trip.
Nov. 5, 1969: A spokesman for General Service Garage tells South Peace News that recent vandalism is out of control. Several broken windshields and children crawling over cars causing scratches is to blame. He asks the town to provide more protection.
Nov. 5, 1969: Five Sisters leave St. Bruno Mission School in Joussard ending 56 years of service at the facility. On this day, the last Mass is held at the school. Later in the day, the Mission School is burned to the ground.
Nov. 5, 1969: South Peace News reports that Rev. Edgar Craig is the new pastor at the Nazarene Church in High Prairie.
Nov. 5, 1972: Five snipers open fire on vehicles traveling in front of the Hudson Bay Store in Whitefish. Police later charge a 12-year-old boy with dangerous use of firearms.
Nov. 5, 1973: Father Tessier dies suddenly in Joussard.
Nov. 5, 1983: Alberta Culture’s Nadia Korpus throws a strike to officially open the Enilda Bowling Alley. The ribbon is held by David Rushton and Jean Bissell.
Nov. 5, 1986: South Peace News reports Cuts and Shades hair salon opens.
Nov. 5, 1993: High Prairie Recreation Supt. Lauren Craven leaves town to become village administrator in Evansburg.
Nov. 5, 2008: South Peace News reports that REAC’s tests for toxins in Lesser Slave Lake prove positive. How serious the problem is, is still being investigated.
Nov. 5, 2014: South Peace News reports that Town of High Prairie CAO Keli Tamaklo votes in favour of a motion that would force town council to pay over $500,000 a year for policing costs. Tamaklo, who also serves on the Edmonton Police Commission, which favours that all towns should pay for policing costs, did not tell council of his actions while they were opposing the commission’s proposal.
This Day in World History – November 5
1492 – Christopher Columbus 1st learns about growing corn in Cuba.
1500 – Copernicus observes a lunar eclipse in Rome.
1873 – Pacific Scandal occurs: Canadian PM John A. Macdonald resigns.
1895 – 1st US patent granted for auto for gasoline driven car.
1916 – Kingdom of Poland established.
1930 – “All Quiet on the Western Front” wins Academy Award: Best Picture.
1935 – Parker Brothers launches game of Monopoly.
1943 – Vatican in Rome bombed by unknown source.
1944 – Canadian & British troops liberate Dinteloord.
1953 – Paul Searls saws a 32-inch log in 86.4 seconds.
1957 – Mrs. Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on 2 1/2 cent soccer pool ticket.
1964 – US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned.
1967 – ATS-3 launched by US to take first pictures of full Earth disc.
1987 – Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic.
1994 – Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the sun.
1995 – Vancouver Grizzlies play 1st NBA game: beat Timberwolves 100-98.
1995 – André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian PM Jean Chrétien.
2000 – Ethiopian Emperor Selassie laid to rest 25 years after his death.
2006 – Saddam Hussein sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial.
2007 – China’s 1st lunar satellite orbits the moon.
2018 – BBC opens its largest news bureau outside the UK in Kenya.
2018 – Taskforce set up to identify and punish LGBT people in Tanzania.
2018 – NASA’s Voyager 2 probe leaves solar system [2nd object to do so].
Today’s Horoscopes – November 5, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Today is well-suited for making new friends. Your sense of adventure is undoubtedly up to it! You will be your usual confident self, but others will seem to respond to your charisma even more than usual. If you’re able to attend a small party, you may meet someone who lives far away who invites you to visit at a later date. What a wonderful opportunity for travel!
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – This is a very spiritual and creative day for you. You’re especially intuitive. Any creative effort will likely resonate deeply. Even if you don’t feel you have the talent for it, why not try some form of artistic expression? You could dabble with a paintbrush or makes notes in a journal. Don’t let that pesky internal editor kick in. Create for the sheer joy of it.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Today is ideal for romance. It’s great for forming new relationships or improving existing ones. If you don’t have a special someone, make an effort to expand your social circle. Attend a lecture or take a workshop. If you have a mate, do something different together that helps you get to know one another better. A spiritual retreat might be just the boost your relationship needs.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – You have a good heart, and today, it expands to bestow love on all mankind. You can’t help but feel connected in a deep, spiritual way with all who have come before you and all who follow. Even if you don’t have a lot of money, consider setting up an annual giving plan that will benefit worthwhile causes. This would be a direct expression of your feelings and could potentially help many people.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – You will likely find it difficult to keep your mind on serious matters with today’s playful planetary energies. You’re in the mood for romance, and you want to make sure everything is in place for a flawless evening with that special someone. You have the sexy outfit and food being delivered, and that’s just for starters. No wonder you can’t concentrate, with such an amazing evening to look forward to.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Your innate talent and conscientious work ethic earn you admiration and respect. Whether you’re aware of it or not, others look up to you as someone who has it together. Yet you still have that nagging doubt you’re an impostor. Today’s astral energies ask you to look at where these doubts originate. It’s time to get to the source and exorcise the monsters for good! They have nothing to do with your success.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – It looks as though you’re about to hop on the bandwagon. Friends will try to get you to support one of their causes. Think carefully. They aren’t going to settle for a cheque. They want your hands-on support. While you might be intimidated by addressing a crowd, you always did want to use a megaphone. Volunteer for a night and see how it goes. You may enjoy it.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Love and passion are at the forefront of your thoughts today. Work seems tedious compared to the rich fantasy inside your head! If possible, make a point of getting together tonight with your mate. He or she is likely feeling as amorous as you. You two have much to celebrate. The celestial atmosphere is conducive to the deepening of your relationship.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – If you became an animal today, you’d be a puppy, all frisky and affectionate. By all means, put your passion to good use! Surprise a special someone with a home-cooked meal. Set a table in front of the fireplace, light candles, pour the wine, and let nature take its course. You need not bother to plan a dessert. There’s wonderful energy flowing between you. The sparks will fly!
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – You have a creative and artistic nature you might want to put to good use today. You could have some good ideas for home improvements. Perhaps you need some bookcases to help you get organized, or maybe you want a complete redecoration. Whatever you do, it’s bound to look beautiful. When it comes to artistic endeavours, you definitely have the touch.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – You may miss friends and family who live far away. Why not make yourself a cup of tea and write some letters? It will help you feel connected in a different way than sending an e-mail or making a call. Remember that you’re blessed to have these people in your life even if you don’t see them as often as you’d like.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – You may have recently inherited either some money or some free time. This is a real gift, and if invested wisely, it could lead to some important self-discoveries. Perhaps you could use the money to enroll in college, take music lessons, or do something else that makes your heart soar. If you received free time, you could catch up on reading, paint, or try some writing.