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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.
Here's hoping you get to walk past a field of turkeys and pumpkins this Thanksgiving weekend! October 11, 2013
The first issue of La Liberté was published on May 20, 1913.
Today, that issue, and many, many more, are available on the Peel site!
Two years ago, we partnered with the Société historique de Saint-Boniface, the owner of the La Liberté archives, to digitize the entire 100 years of the francophone newspaper La Liberté, in honour of its 2013 centennial celebrations. In addition to the coordination efforts of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface, this project benefited from the help of the Manitoba Legislative Library, which provided microfilm reels of the early years of the newspaper, and from funding support from the Société franco-manitobaine and the Université de Saint-Boniface. After many, many scanning and processing hours, the full run of issues will be ready for the June gala launch! May 22, 2013
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.
Grain Grower's Guide (1908-1928) is described as "the most important publication of the early farm movement." (The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan). It was first published by the Grain Growers Grain Company (GGGC) under the editorial leadership of E. A. Partridge, one of the founders of the farming cooperative. GGG later became the Country Guide, which continues to be published in Winnipeg by the United Grain Growers.