Construction began in the spring of 1929 and by fall the the bridge at Meskanawa, Sask., welcomed deliveries by train.  |  Duane McCartney photo

Saskatchewan’s longest trestle railway bridge

MESKANAW, Sask. — The steel tracks are gone now but the wooden railway trestle bridge remains along with the memories of a thriving community at Meskanaw, Sask. The last train crossed the bridge in 1979, and the trestle alongside Highway 41 has stood unused ever since. Constructed in 1929 to get the Canadian National Railway […] Read more

Habitat builds homes to break cycle of poverty

Vision is a world where everyone — despite a lower income — has a safe and decent place to call home

LACOMBE, Alta. — Habitat Red Deer has 193 low-income families from central Alberta needing a place to call their own. Susan Smith, the chief executive officer of Habitat Canada who recently visited one of the organization’s building sites in Lacombe, said they are part of the 1.6 million Canadians needing affordable housing. “Although I work […] Read more

City folk learn and enjoy at family farm

Mount Albert, Ont. – The Brooks family is in the business of growing fun. They used to run a typical southern Ontario 100 acre farm growing corn and hay for a small beef operation. “Our farm is now a major fun and educational attraction for kids 85 and younger,” said Alvin Brooks. In 1991, he […] Read more