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A Letter from Louis Riel, "Tres cher ami"

A previously unrecorded autograph letter of Louis Riel, written at a most important juncture of the first Red River Rebellion, a mere seven days after Riel's band of Metis rebels had captured Dr. Schultz and his party at Fort Garry and imprisoned them, and just six days after the publication of the famous Declaration of the Inhabitants of Rupert's Land.

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News & Updates

Celebrating the PPCLI Centennial

Congratulations to members of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 100 years of service.
Relive the memories by viewing digitized copies of The Patrician here. August 8, 2014

2012 and 2013 Edmonton Folk Music Festival programs now available

With the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival around the corner, we have just added the 2012 and 2013 programs to the Peel site; perfect for reminiscing before this weekend's festival begins, and to end all arguments over who played when while participating in the festival this weekend! August 6, 2014

Le Courrier de l'ouest

Published from 1905 to 1915 in Edmonton, Alberta, this newspaper was at one time the only French language newspaper created in Western Canada. (Alberta's Online Encyclopedia)

La Survivance

La Survivance was first published in 1928 and along with Le Franco-Albertain and Le Franco, represent the main weekly newspaper of the French community in Alberta. It offers an invaluable account of the francophone community.