Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Metis life in the 1820’s

Rindisbacher peter trapping beaver
Trapping beaver by Rindisbacher
...read more about the artist Peter Rindisbacher

Before photography artists like Peter Rindisbacher painted scenes of early life in the North West and the Red River areas of North America. They faithfully painted the people, what they wore and how they lived.
Peter Rindisbacher was born in 1806 in Switzerland and died in St. Louis in 1834. He was 28 years old. He was just fifteen when he painted 'The inhospitable shores of Lake Winnipeg' in 1821.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

La Loche: 61% unemployed

The unemployment rate in La Loche may be as high as 61%.
The unemployment rate in Clearwater River may be as high as 69%.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Leoville, Saskatchewan

The road by the old Dauvin homestead near Leoville, Saskatchewan. Six of Marius and Agnes Dauvin`s
children would be born here. The family arrived by wagon in 1938 then left in 1950 for British Columbia.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

The road that La Loche built

The Garson Lake Road
Black Point became accessible via the Garson Lake Road in 1988.

This camp on the Garson Lake Road is situated on the La Loche River.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Oilsands Quest for sale

Trading of Oilsands Quest stock was discontinued on November 29, 2011 after the company failed to sell its Wallace Creek leases. The stock price at closing was 18 cents a share. The company has since been under bankruptcy protection. 
The village of La Loche signed an exploration agreement with Oilsands Quest June 27, 2008. It was hoped that this would bring some much needed revenue and jobs for the village. 

 Oilsands Quest leases in orange.                      read more....Oilsands Quest Timeline

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A La Loche Family History

Robert Francois Guetre in 1920-21
dressed in his sailor's uniform.

This family history begins in 1923 on a French Naval training vessel with a 20 year old sailor Robert Francois Guetre.