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The Patrician

The Patrician

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.

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News & Updates

Official Launch of early St. Albert Gazette issues

Come celebrate the official launch of online access to the early St. Albert Gazette issues at the St. Albert Public Library on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 6pm. RSVP to rsvp@sapl.ca by November 7, 2014. November 5, 2014

Grain Elevator in Canada series now available!

As it is currently Open Access Week, it is only fitting that these lists of grain elevator activity in Canada are now openly available!
For more information about this project, see this news release. October 24, 2014

Grain Grower's Guide

Grain Grower's Guide

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.

The Illustrated War News

Edited by J. W. Bengough (1851-1923), "cartoonist, editor, publisher, author, entertainer, and politician." Aptly described as "bombastically nationalistic." (John Wilson Bengough, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online)