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This weekly Manitoba French-language newspaper merged with the Saskatchewan newspaper Le patriote de l'Ouest to form La Liberté et le patriote, in 1941. By 1971, it was known as La Liberté again. The digitization of the entire run of La Liberté was completed in recognition of 100 years of its publication. Thank you to our partners, the Société historique de Saint-Boniface, who coordinated this project; the Société franco-manitobaine and the Université de Saint-Boniface, who contributed funding for this project; and the Manitoba Legislative Library, who provided microfilmed copies for digitization for this project.
For the 1st 6 months of 2015, here are some interesting stats about users and usage of the Peel site, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca
-1.9+ million page views!
-60% new visitors versus 40% returning
-of all visits, 78% via desktop computer (includes laptops); and then remaining equally tablet and mobile
-newspapers are the top choice for Peel users, and then the Henderson Directories after that (with Edmonton and Winnipeg vying for 1st place usage!)
-Other top Henderson Directories include Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon
-Top used newspaper is the Edmonton Bulletin
-Postcards are also very popular
-By Country: ... July 20, 2015
Seven new Peel's Prairie Provinces titles have recently been added to the Board of Governors (BOG) Featured Collection to honour the 7 BOG & BOG External Committee members who have just finished their terms. ... June 17, 2015
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival was first held in Edmonton in August, 1980, and is now one of the premier festivals of its kind in the world. Artists who have graced its stage include Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Oysterband, Johnny Clegg, Shawn Colvin, Los Lobos, Steve Earle, Violent Femmes, Alejandro Escovedo, Elvis Costello, Rickie Lee Jones, Wilco, Levon Helm, David Byrne, Allison Krauss, Richard Thompson, and many, many more. Whether you are a seasoned folk fest attendee or have yet to attend, now you can revisit the history of Edmonton's legendary festival one program at a time.
Active since 1914, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry is one of the three Regular Force infantry regiments of the Canadian Armed Forces. It has received 41 battle honours, with three of its soldiers having been awarded the Victoria Cross during World War I. The Patrician, also known as The Esquimalt patrician, is a regimental journal first published in May 1933 and devoted to the interests of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry’s past and present. Initially published quarterly, it was suspended during the Korean War. In 1953, The Patrician started publishing again, as a semestrial paper, until 1960 when it became annual because of financial restraints. This unique publication contains regiment notes, military news and advertisements from local businesses, and offers a fascinating look into Canadian prairie military history.