Heritage photo inspires questions

This interesting picture was sent in by Bob LaRochelle of Whitney after reading The Current’s article about clergy of long ago visiting lumbermen in Valley shanties and conducting services during those trips. The picture belonged to Bob’s father (Greg LaRochelle 1923-2008) and his grandfather (Joseph LaRochelle 1887-1966) before that — both …

Heritage: 1960 McPhail trophy winners St. Joseph’s High School Barry’s Bay

This is actually a newspaper clipping from the Barry’s Bay Review.  It’s a high school hockey team in 1960 representing St. Joseph’s High School which was located where today’s Beer Store is.  Next door was the arena (today’s Valu-Mart) and the picture does a good job of displaying the interior …

Heritage photo: Clergy visited lumber camps; service held in hayloft

This picture shows Bishop P.T. Ryan, accompanied by Fr. A.J. Reynolds on an excursion to visit lumber camps. They look to be warmly dressed and it could be that they were experiencing the same kinds of cold temperatures that we have been experiencing lately. Bishop Ryan (1864-1937) was born in Ireland …

Heritage: Camp Tekakwitha

These reminiscences about Camp Tekakwitha come from Cathie Corrigan who was a camper there. The Catholic Women’s League out of Ottawa organized this small camp for girls aged 9 to 15 years. The buildings were situated on the shores of Lake Kamaniskeg looking out on Mask Island and were accessed …

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