The Saskatoon to Edmonton CPR line and the Hudson’s Bay Railway never lived up to the enthusiasm shown here.
Telephone service depended on operators (real people, usually female) who worked in offices, called Centrals. The provision of both “day and night” phone service required a staffing level not usually available in smaller centres.
There are photos of the electrical plant in the “Industry” section.
The late 1920’s were a time of pronounced “anti-foreign” sentiments. Bishop Lloyd was a leader in this regard. He founded the Fellowship of the Maple Leaf to encourage British immigration to the Canadian West, especially of professionals such as: clergy, doctors, nurses, and teachers. Bishop Lloyd also spoke out against what he saw as the deleterious impact on Canadian institutions of “foreign” (i.e. non-English) immigration.
There was a time when white fish from Cold Lake were flown to the finest restaurants in New York City.
The covered rink was located on the Meridian, directly east of today’s City Hall.