Strong winds on Saturday caused heavy drifting. This winter is reminiscent of those winters when we were kids growing up, when we used to get lots of snow. Meteorologists blame the heavy snow and rain around the world on La Nina, a weather pattern caused by cooler than normal temperatures of the Pacific Ocean.
Our district was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Halley Gridley. He and his wife Marie were well known here as Halley taught at the high school in Byemoor for several years where he was principal. Our thoughts are with his family in their sad loss.
We also send condolences to the Keibel family on the passing in January of Lynn Harbottle at Oliver, B.C. at the age of 84. Lynn, better known here as Lydia, grew up in Endiang, the eldest daughter of Ed and Emily Keibel. Her father was a pioneer businessman in Endiang for many years.
Congratulations to Erin Grams, daughter of Rod and Debbie Grams of Endiang, and Dustin Weinzierl, who were married in Stettler on Saturday. We wish this young couple all the best in their future married life.
The Endmoor Minor Hockey Association will be holding a meeting on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the arena with all members urged to attend.
The Canadian dollar is drawing attention as it is at par with the U.S. dollar. This prompted me to research the dollar. We didn’t always have a dollar; in 1841, the province of Canada adopted a new monetary system and the currency was the new Canadian pound, which at that time was worth 16 schillings, 5.3 pence or four U.S. dollars. In 1858, the Canadian dollar was born, and has been in use since.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.
Be sure to treat your sweetheart special and keep in mind the supper at the hotel in Byemoor on Feb. 12 and the steak barbeque in Endiang on Feb. 14 at the restaurant (reservations required).