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Alberta is a province located in the western part of Canada. It has a population of over 4 million people. Alberta and Saskatchewan were part of the Northwest Territories until September 1, 1905, when they were established as provinces.  The current Premier is  Rachel Notley as of May 2015.

Alberta is bordered by British Columbia to the west, and on the east by Saskatchewan.  The Northwest Territories to the north, and Montana in the United States to the south. Alberta and Saskatchewan are the only two landlocked provinces.

The Capital of Alberta is Edmonton is located near the middle of the province.  Oil from the oil sands is a major industry in Alberta.

Calgary is the largest city and is located about 180 miles south of Edmonton. Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, Jasper and Sylvan Lake are all popular places to go if you ever visit.

There are two NHL Hockey Teams in Alberta, The Calgary Flames and The Edmonton Oilers.

The Sutherland Boys

The following is an excerpt from Indian Tales of the Canadian Prairies (1894), by James F. Sanderson. The Sutherland Boys Two of the finest young warriors the Crees ever had were two Scottish half-breeds, sons of a Highland Scot named Hugh Sutherland, a Hudson’s Bay Co. employee. One was called Oo-sa-us-tik-wan, or
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The Gros Ventres’ Raid

The following is an excerpt from Indian Tales of the Canadian Prairies (1894), by James F. Sanderson. The Gros Ventres' Raid It was about 1868 when a terrible battle took place in the Medicine Hat district, between a party of Gros Ventres and a strong body of Blackfoot. The Medicine Hat vicinity
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Loud Voice’s Raid

The following is an excerpt from Indian Tales of the Canadian Prairies (1894), by James F. Sanderson. Loud Voice's Raid It was only a short time after  the occasion on which Kak-she-wey, or Loud Voice’s medicine was marred by the rashness of a thoughtless boy, that he resolved again to set out
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The Miracle at Loon Lake

The Miracle at Loon Lake For Christians the world over, this year’s Holy Week- the week preceding Easter Sunday- is overshadowed by the tragic immolation of Notre-Dame de Paris. On April 15, 2019, millions of Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox Christians watched in horror as the vaulted ceiling of that magnificent, 850-year-old