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What’s Happening Today – September 28, 2021
9:30 a.m. Northern Sunrise County meets at admin building.
7 p.m. – Town of HP council meeting in chambers.
Today’s Birthdays – High Prairie – September 28, 2021
Today’s Birthdays – Faust – September 28, 2021
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – September 28, 2021
551 BC – Confucius, Chinese Philosopher
1836 – Thomas Crapper, Owned World’s First Toilet
1852 – Henri Moissan, Isolated Fluorine
1860 – Paul U. Villard, Gamma Rays Discoverer
1895 – Dave Franklin, Hop-a-Long Cassidy Composer
1901 – Lily Bouwmeester, Pygmalion Actress
1901 – Ed Sullivan, TV Variety Show Host
1909 – Al Capp, Li’l Abner Cartoonist
1916 – Peter Finch, Network Actor
1928 – Koko Taylor, Queen of the Blues Singer
1934 – Brigitte Bardot, French Animal Activist
1946 – Peter Egan, Chariots of Fire Actor
1950 – Paul Burgess, 10cc Drummer
1955 – Stéphane Dion, Canadian Politician
1968 – Jock Climie, TSN CFL Broadcaster
1968 – Naomi Watts, King Kong Actress
1987 – Hilary Duff, Lizzie McGuire Actress
This Day in Local History – September 28, 2021
Sept. 28, 1979: Thelma Naelgas takes over from Paul and Dorothy Hartman as owner of Flowers ‘n’ Things.
Sept. 28, 1981: The High Prairie Bank of Commerce places the W.G. Wagner Lumber Ltd. mill at Enilda into receivership. It is eventually sold to Merv Steele.
Sept. 28, 1981: High Prairie Minor Hockey president Charles Cobban announces the provincial government has given them a $40,000 grant for the new dressing rooms at the Sports Palace arena.
Sept. 28, 1983: South Peace News reports High Prairie is awarded the 1984 Peace Winter Games.
Sept. 28, 1983: St. Andrew’s School teachers vote 97 per cent to reject a contract offer by the board. The dispute is settled Oct. 5 when teachers receive five per cent and three per cent pay hikes the next two years.
Sept. 28, 1988: South Peace News reports a chopstick factory is proposed for Enilda.
Sept. 28, 1988: MLA Larry Shaben promises High Prairie’s new Provincial Building will soon go to tender.
Sept. 28, 1991: High Prairie’s Beaver Lumber store is destroyed in a fire after standing for about 50 years.
Sept. 28, 1994: South Peace News reports that Jacquie Seper and Fran Miller are the new coaches of the High Prairie Figure Skating Club.
Sept. 28, 1994: The I.D. advisory council threatens to pull out of the recreation agreement. The reason cited is that the board – especially Town of High Prairie members – are not following policy.
Sept. 28, 2001: More than $10,000 is raised at a Jail and Bail fundraiser sponsored by the High Prairie Ambulance Service.
Sept. 28, 2005: The M.D. of Big Lakes refuses to loan the Riverbend Water Co-op $100,000 to finance their water lines citing precedent. The decision angers Riverbend’s executive.
Sept. 28, 2005: The High Prairie Library Board asks town council for proper wheelchair access at the rear of the Moostoos Building.
Sept. 28, 2006: Gift Lake Community Services holds the first of its three Century of Fashion Show at the Gift Lake Community Hall. Models show clothes from the early 1900s to the present during the show.
Sept. 28, 2009: High Prairie provincial court sentences Tyrone Burt Isadore, 23, to three months in jail after he pleads guilty to break and enter with intent. Isadore entered J.B. Wood Extended Care Unit June 13 and locked himself inside making for an easy arrest for police.
Sept. 28, 2011: The M.D. of Big Lakes tables a proposal to form the hamlet of Spruce Point, thus ending any further action on the matter.
Sept. 28, 2011: Joussard Councillor Guy L’Heureux tells the M.D. of Big Lakes council that lead readings are high in Mission Creek. He adds Alberta Environment is looking at the levels and planning further tests. The news comes as a surprise to local REAC members.
Sept. 28, 2012: A hunter is accidentally shot near Driftpile. Police do not release his name.
Sept. 28, 2013: Louise Owens celebrates her 10th anniversary as manager of the High Prairie A&W.
Sept. 28, 2013: M.D. of Big Lakes Reeve Alvin Billings receives his Diamond Jubilee Medal in a ceremonial photo. Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pearl Calahasen does the honours. Billings received the medal earlier.
Sept. 28, 2013: The High Prairie Curling Club receives a $20,000 CFEP grant from Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pearl Calahasen to repair the roof on their building and renovations.
Sept. 28, 2014: The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre hosts a Native Cultural Festival, highlighted by the Grouard Metis Dancers, good food and traditional contests like moose calling.
Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 2014: High Prairie’s Kelly Masson competes in the World Disable Golf Championships in Japan. He places 23rd overall while Canada places seventh in team competition.
Sept. 28, 2015: The winners of a contest to have their messages of “Don’t Drink and Drive” on billboards is announced. Rae-ann L’Hirondelle wins in East Prairie, Sheena Smith in Gift Lake, Madison Cunningham in Peavine, and Joella Thunder in Whitefish. The contest is held by the Aboriginal Impaired Driving Coalition.
Sept. 28, 2015: The PRJH golf team wins the Peace Zone title in Fairview. Team members are D.J. St. Cyr, Dayton Shantz, Avery McNabb, Blake Anderson and Cody Strebchuk.
Sept. 28, 2016: Long-time High Prairie lawyer Ivan Ladouceur is called to the bench and made a provincial court judge. He will be stationed in St. Paul.
Sept. 28, 2016: South Peace News reports that Alberta has recycled its 100 millionth tire.
Sept. 28, 2016: Big Lakes County refuses support for an out-of-town hockey team saying it will only support local players playing for local teams.
Sept. 28, 2017: Sagging attendance at the High Prairie Business Support Network meetings may prompt a new time, attendees discuss at their monthly meeting. Just four people attend the meeting.
This Day in World History – September 28, 2021
1066 – William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay.
1542 – Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovers California, claims it for Spain.
1785 – Napoleon Bonaparte, 16, graduates from military academy in Paris.
1850 – US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment.
1867 – Toronto becomes capital of Ontario.
1887 – Yellow River floods in China, killing between 900,000 and 2 million.
1904 – Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car in New York.
1920 – Eight White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series [Black Sox scandal].
1928 – First recording session occurs in Nashville.
1928 – Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler.
1928 – UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
1931 – 200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan in Peking.
1938 – Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message: “No war coming!”
1942 – NY Americans NHL team folds.
1945 – Canadian football’s Calgary team changes name to Stampeders.
1950 – Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN.
1955 – First World Series colour TV broadcast [Yankees beat Dodgers].
1956 – RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records.
1959 – Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth.
1963 – Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph.
1968 – Beatles’ Hey Jude single goes #1 and stays #1 for nine weeks.
1968 – Janis Joplin announces she’s leaving “Big Brother & Holding Co.”
1972 – David Bowie sells out his first show in NY Carnegie Hall.
1972 – Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations.
1972 – Paul Henderson scores! Canada defeats the USSR in Summit Series.
1974 – Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim peaks at #1.
1978 – Ozzy Osbourne’s last album with Black Sabbath released.
1980 – Jaromir Wagner is first to fly Atlantic standing on wing.
1981 – Physical single released by Olivia Newton-John.
1986 – Record 23,000 runners start in a marathon at Mexico City.
1987 – “Star Trek: The Next Generation” starring Patrick Stewart debuts.
1992 – Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 die.
1994 – “Cats” 5,000th Broadway performance.
1997 – Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years.
2008 – SpaceX launches the first private spacecraft [Falcon 1] into orbit.
2015 – NASA scientists announce the discovery of flowing water on Mars.
2018 – Up to 50 million Facebook accounts hacked due to code weakness.
Today’s Horoscopes – September 28, 2021
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Experiments combining creativity and technology could lead to opportunities to increase your income. You are receptive to new ideas and willing to make an effort to put them to work for you. You are likely to uncover new talents you did not know you had. This is a great day to sign up for a class, attend a lecture, or seek tutoring.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Today you might be more attracted to unusual art forms. Perhaps exhibits of local artists have caught your attention, or you may be developing a taste for alternative music. Movies with a lot of special effects could also appeal to you. If you are so inclined, this is a good day to start learning about any of these fields.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – An old friend you may not have seen for a long time could come to visit today. This should be a surprise, but you will probably be glad to see this person. You could purchase a new piece of equipment of some kind – a computer or home entertainment centre. Your home should be busy, but you will have fun.
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – An unexpected invitation from a friend could have you taking a short trip, perhaps to visit this person. Conversations with friends should prove interesting and enlightening. A part of you may be forever changed for the better. New interests, perhaps humanitarian, could come your way. It is a busy, satisfying day.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – New career opportunities appear on the scene to reawaken your ambition. You might come across some unusual possibilities for advancement you have never considered before. This can be a bit intimidating but also exciting. You are unlikely to pass up any chances until you consider them. Success and good fortune are indicated.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Today you may plan a long journey to a place you have never been, probably in the company of a lover or close friend. The excitement of making the arrangements brings you closer, and a great time is promised. Romance looks good, as increased communication between you and your special someone is strongly indicated. The two of you may have an exciting evening out.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – An unexpected visit from a friend you have not seen for a while could bring up long-forgotten memories. You could confront hidden psychological and emotional issues. Though it may be tempting, do not try to repress them again. It is important you face and release these points. Today you should greatly enjoy seeing your friend again.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Today you may fall in love at first sight. Perhaps with someone you have never met before or an old friend you suddenly see in a new light. You could also learn something wonderful you never knew before about a current partner. However, it manifests, today bodes well for romance. Look your best all day. If possible, go out with your partner tonight!
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Exciting new developments make you upbeat about your career. Perhaps the Earth-shattering solution you have been searching for suddenly happens, or an enthusiastic potential partner appears on the scene. Either way, you are excited, and you can look forward to interesting projects and possible advancement. You could also make a new friend, someone who will around for a long time.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Interest in art from distant lands might capture your interest today, possibly through the influence of friends. Your desire to travel may be awakened, and you might toy with the idea of visiting faraway places, perhaps in the company of a lover. If you are serious, start doing research. This is a great day to plan a vacation.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Purchases for your home might be one of your projects today. Your aesthetic sense is very high right now and your good taste at a peak. You are likely to be more attracted to the unusual and unconventional than usual. Unexpected but welcome visitors could come to your door, and some fascinating conversations could result. You might even host an impromptu event.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Some unexpected but welcome communications could come your way, probably from a lover or close friend. Planning for a pleasant, exciting journey is indicated. Today you relate well to others, friendships grow closer, romantic relationships become more intimate. Someone close to you could move to your neighbourhood. Plan a small gathering for tonight.