Monthly Archives: January 2017

Art Exhibit – Crowsnest Pass Gallery

If you enjoy art, you might be interested in this bit of information. The Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery will be holding their annual No Particular Topic exhibit January 28 – February 26. The opening reception is this Saturday (January 28), between 1-3 pm. There’s always some great artwork on display during this show, so you don’t want to miss it. You may also want to spend some time visiting the gift shop, while you’re at the gallery. There are lots of interesting things available for purchase here, all created by local artisans. The art gallery is located along Highway 3, in the town of Frank. Admission is free.

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Glass From the Passt

It’s something we don’t see much anymore, but at one time telegraph lines stretched across Canada like spider webs, from coast to coast. Many of these lines followed the right of way that railroads provided, and in many instances were owned by these very same railroad companies. Such was the case in Crowsnest Pass, with the coming of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1898. During construction of the rail line through the Pass, the company also erected their own telegraph line. It would provide them with an important means of communication in the construction process, and later, assist with the day-to-day operation of their railway. Not only would the telegraph line help to run the railway, it would also provide a valuable service to the general public. In doing so, it became an extremely profitable venture for the railway company. Miles upon miles of wire, attached to thousands upon thousands of glass or porcelain insulators, high atop an endless number of wooden telegraph poles, would make it possible for anyone to send messages to distant places in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take to send a letter, via conventional mail.
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Fun in the Snow

There’s plenty of snow available in and around Crowsnest Pass this winter and conditions are ideal for a variety of outdoor activities, including snowshoeing. The great thing about living in the Pass is its close proximity to the backcountry. You don’t have to travel very far to enjoy some fun in the snow. All you have to do is keep an eye on the weather and then head outdoors when the opportunity presents itself. Yesterday, I had a chance to do just that. Continue reading »

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