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  Vegreville, Alberta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vegreville, Alberta, Canada, is a town located approximately 100 kilometres east of Alberta's capital city, Edmonton.
A large percentage of Vegreville's population is of Ukrainian descent.
The world's largest pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg) was created to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1974 and to celebrate Vegreville's ethnic heritage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vegreville   (193 words)

 Geographical Place Names of Alberta: Vegreville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Originally, Vegreville was located in townships 51 and 52, range 15, W4M, approximately 7.2 km south-west of its present location.
Vegreville later became a centre for Ukrainian settlement.
Although it was named for Father Vegreville, he never served in the immediate district of Vegreville.
collections.ic.gc.ca /ukrainian/ukrainian/placenames/vegreville.htm   (191 words)

Vegreville is rich in cultural heritage, natural resources and modern facilities, such as its indoor Aquatic and Fitness Centre complex.
While agriculture is the primary industry, Vegreville also has regional offices for a string of prominent companies and agencies.
There are 37 townships in the county, the main centres of activity being Innisfree, Lavoy, Mannville, Minburn, Ranfurly, Vegreville, and Warwick.
www.airhighways.com /vegreville.htm   (888 words)

 AlbertaFirst.com - Vegreville
Vegreville is noted for its multicultural activities, in particular the Ukrainian Pysanka Folk Festival held in early July.
Vegreville's cultural, historical and agricultural societies and community organizations are active contributors to community life, sponsoring many events that provide opportunities for participation, appreciation and entertainment.
Vegreville's economy is based mainly on agriculture and related services, and also on the fact that it is a central location for northeast Alberta.
www.albertafirst.com /profiles/statspack/20481.html   (3143 words)

 Alberta's potential Kyoto bonanza
But, listening to Alberta's response to Kyoto, one has to wonder whether the province's political and corporate leaders have lost their nerve.
Alberta's prosperity is fundamentally tied to its wealth of fossil fuels - including oil, natural gas, tar sands, and coal.
Alberta needs hydrogen, and hydrogen, it turns out will be the fuel of the future, for Alberta, for Canada, and for the world.
www.galtglobalreview.com /business/alberta_kyoto.html   (1035 words)

 Vegreville, Alberta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The story began in 1973 when the Alberta government established the Alberta Century Celebrations Committee to co-ordinate the centennial celebrations of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to be held in 1974.
It is spectacular in its contrivance to combine the ancient traditions of one of Alberta's largest ethnic groups with architectural and geometric developments that represent a ‘breakthrough' in modern science thus linking heritage and progress.
In the first week of July, the Pysanka serves as the main theme for the Vegreville Cultural Association's Pysanka Festival, held annually since 1973.
www.vegreville.com /tp2.html   (727 words)

By the way, Alberta's emblem came from the wild roses, which grew along the old Victoria Trail.
From Alberta's capital I make a beeline straight west to one of Canada's most outstanding world-class destinations - a place where millions have enjoyed their "Rocky Mountain high of a lifetime"...
A year-round destination in the Lakeland Tourist Zone, the County of Minburn attracts major sports events and is a magnet for vacation and recreation bound travellers.
www.airhighways.com /ytc_alberta.htm   (2554 words)

 history of lamont
The hospital served people from Saskatchewan, Alberta, and B.C. and in 1921 Lamont was the only hospital in Canada, outside of those in the cities, which presented standard qualificications.
Most of north-eastern Alberta, in traveling to the city, comes through the county and SH 831 was designated as a part of a high load corridor.
It is centred in one of the riches agricultural areas of the province of Alberta.
www.countylamont.ab.ca /visitor/history.htm   (2462 words)

 Vegreville, AB News
Alberta has to create new revenue streams: Stelmach Albertans counting on the Heritage Fund to tide the province over when oil and gas revenues dwindle are in for a shock, says Tory leadership hopeful Ed...
While a massive oil sands dump truck has garnered most of the attention at the Alberta at the Smithsonian festival in Washington, it's likely that the smell of bison burgers sizzling on the grill has stopped...
An Alberta MP says a South African doctor fighting to remain in Vermilion may be paying the gruesome past of a former countryman.
www.topix.net /ca/vegreville-ab   (697 words)

 Alberta Inventors and Inventions - Integrated Manure Utilization System (IMUS)
The Integrated Manure Utilization System (IMUS) developed by the Alberta Research Council and Highmark Renewables of Vegreville combines the use of manure as fuel and fertilizer with 21st century techniques.
The intensive concentration of cattle in massive feedlot complexes in Alberta has created an environmental conundrum for farmers, governments and regulatory agencies as they try to find ways to dispose of the thousands of tonnes of manure produced by these operations.
Highmark Renewables and the Alberta Research Council are working on developing IMUS processes which can be used in a variety of livestock operations as well as food processing operations.
www.abheritage.ca /abinvents/inventions/inv_ot_intergrated_manure_utilization_system.htm   (424 words)

 CBC - Alberta Votes 2004 - Ridings
Results are not official until Elections Alberta has reviewed the results, which usually takes several days.
This riding takes in a rural area east of the Strathcona riding in east-central Alberta, then reaches west to the Edmonton city limits to encompass the city of Fort Saskatchewan.
Seventy-two per cent of people here were born in Alberta, and almost 14 per cent are of Ukrainian origin.
www.cbc.ca /albertavotes2004/riding/055   (383 words)

 CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Candidates and Ridings
He worked as a farm economist with Alberta Agriculture, as a farm management instructor and financial consultant, as an owner and operator of a farm-based machinery sales business, and as a farm management consultant with individual farm businesses.
In the community, he is a member of the Elks of Canada, the Alberta Institute of Agrologists, the Canada Institute of Agrologists, and was a member of the Alberta Wheat Pool advisory committee, as well as a former executive member of the Mannville and District Agriculture Society.
Federal: Elected in Vegreville in 1993; in Lakeland in 1997 and 2000.
www.cbc.ca /canadavotes/riding/265   (815 words)

 AlbertaFirst.com - Minburn No. 27, County of
It straddles the Yellowhead Trans Canada Highway 16 and is headquartered in Vegreville.
Consisting of 37 townships, the main centres of activity being Vegreville, Mannville, Innisfree, Lavoy and Minburn, it spans an area of approximately 55 miles east to west, and 30 miles north to south.
The County of Minburn is headquarted in Vegreville.
www.albertafirst.com /profiles/statspack/20686.html   (2831 words)

Vegreville’s vibrant main street includes a variety of stores and professional offices.
Vegreville is in the heart of central Alberta, on the twinned Yellowhead Trans-Canada Highway.
Vegreville is located 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Edmonton.
www.touralbertamainstreets.ca /vegreville.htm   (378 words)

 Science Outreach Athabasca - Research - Pulp Mills and the Environment - Fish Toxicology
Alberta Environment Centre. Chemical Residues in Fish Tissues in Alberta.
Alberta Environment Centre. Toxicity and Environmental Chemistry of Wastewater from a Kraft Pulp and Paper Mill: Fish Toxicity Studies.
These studies were done because groundwater was to be pumped into the Athabasca River in connection with the oil sands mining and because the groundwater is saline and has considerable vanadium.
scienceoutreach.ab.ca /research_pulpmills_fishtoxicology.htm   (807 words)

 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Alberta at the Smithsonian
She was the founder of Gourmet Goodies, one of the five largest catering companies in Canada, and currently heads her own company, Seasoned Solutions, which conducts a cooking school and culinary tours.
She was President of the Ukrainian Village, Vegreville's Volunteer of the Year in 2002, received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, and is a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence.
He completed his apprenticeship at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) at the top of his class and later opened his own restaurant, Moveable Feast, with his wife, Deb, offering regional and seasonal cuisine of Edmonton.
www.folklife.si.edu /festival/2006/Alberta/Participants/Foodways.html   (413 words)

 Farm Credit Canada - Fuelling the spirit of rural Canada - Vegreville, Alberta
Vegreville, Alberta, August 16, 2005 – The Vegreville Public Library is benefiting from the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) AgriSpirit Fund with a donation of $15,000.
Through the FCC AgriSpirit Fund, the Vegreville Public Library is expanding its facility to better serve residents in surrounding counties and across Alberta.
The Vegreville Public Library provides literacy-based programs focusing on children and outreach services while offering a warm welcoming place for all community members.
www.fcc-fac.ca /en/AboutUs/Media/news20050816_e.asp   (406 words)

 Travel Alberta - Travelling To & Around - Itineraries - Scenic Road Trips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Be sure to stop at the Provincial Museum of Alberta and knot together the past in the Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture that links 11,000 years and 500 generations of history together.
Another fitting piece in Alberta' cultural puzzle is a visit to Canada's largest living history park - Fort Edmonton Park - where you can experience life in 1846, 1885, 1905, 1920 time periods.
Just beyond is the Miette Hot Springs which brag of the highest temperatures in Alberta - some 53.9 C and the three pools remain a major attraction of Jasper National Park.
www1.travelalberta.com /content/travellingto/take.cfm?roadtripID=10   (1109 words)

 Harry Kostash (1899 - 1980)
Harry Kostash was born March 21, 1899 in the village of Tuliw, Sniatyn Province, Western Ukraine.
This was a record for all Canadian families in Alberta for a good number of years.
When the Alberta Department of Education announced that Ukrainian languages courses would be offered wherever there was a demand, Harry Kostash encouraged the students and teachers of his school district to take advantage of this great opportunity for broadening their knowledge in the field of Ukrainian studies.
www.smokylake.com /history/schools/kostash.htm   (710 words)

 Genealogy.com: George Lester COLE Family of Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
Page one of an article from the February 13, 1948 edition of "The Alberta Wheat Pool Budget" newsletter that featured a story on George's youngest son, Willis, Willis' son, Lemuel, and Lemuel's son, Dale,one of the few, three-generation farm families belonging to the Alberta Wheat Pool, founded in 1926.
Old Vegreville School and the Catholic Cemetery were located on SW of Section 35.
This is taken from a 1912 Vegreville Board of Trade publication promoting the area with a declaration that "No man (unless he was born lazy) can fail to make good in the Vegreville District.
www.genealogy.com /genealogy/users/c/o/l/Randy-Cole/index.html   (1305 words)

 Alberta Atractions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The spirit of early Ukrainian settlement in Lamont County is captured at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village located in the southern portion of the County, on Highway 16.
Donald Mazankowski P.C. Collection and the Vegreville and District Sports Hall of Fame, this museum holds a large collection of historical items from rural Alberta.
This golf course, only minutes north of Vegreville, is complete with recent enhancements to provide an unforgettable golfing experience.
www.yellowheadhighway.com /content/tourism/AlbertaAttractions.asp   (883 words)

The Vegreville Festival was celebrating 2 special occasions; Canada Day and The Alberta Centenial 1905 to 2005 specifically recognizing the four ethnic groups who pioneered in the Vegreville area.
Malysh will be taking the Sadok Seniors to Ukraine in the summer of 2006 to study Ukrainian Dance while she continues her studies towards her diploma in Ukrainian dance choreography.
But Malysh considered his criticism and comments to be kind and encouraging throughout the weekend stressing the need for more ballet training in all the competitors.
www.geocities.com /sadok_1999/veg2005.htm   (611 words)

 Where's Mission Green?
Highmark Renewables in partnership with the Alberta Research Council (ARC) and the Government of Canada are about to turn a material that cattle produce in greater abundance than beef into ‘gold'.
The generator produces the electricity which is sold to the Alberta power grid.
The whole process produces heat, but before we could wonder about the environmental implications of that, Xiaomei and Bernie told us that the intention is to ultimately harness the heat which can be use to heat a multitude of facilities: a greenhouse, a fish hatchery, or an ethanol plant.
www.gmcanada.com /inm/gmcanada/english/about/MissionGreen/Daily/Oct01.html   (1523 words)

 RenewableEnergyAccess.com | Bioenergy Plant Begins Operations in Alberta
The Alberta Research Council (ARC) and Highmark Renewables were on hand to mark the official opening of a new pilot plant at Highland Feeders, one of Canada's largest feedlot operations.
The plant demonstrates new technology developed jointly by ARC and Highmark Renewables to transform manure into energy, bio-based fertilizers and reusable water, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts associated with land application of manure.
Highland Feeders is located in the farming community of Vegreville, which is about 100 kilometres east of Edmonton, Alberta.
www.renewableenergyaccess.com /rea/news/story?id=33120   (601 words)

 Vegreville, Alberta & its Easter Egg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This nine metre(!) high egg, decorated in traditional Ukrainian style, was built in 1975 to commemorate the centennial of the formation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta (although I personally can't see the connection).
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip unveiled the plaque next to the egg during their visit in 1978.
The Ukrainian festival is held in Vegreville during the first week in July.
www.cuug.ab.ca /VT/vegreville.html   (162 words)

 UFO Sighting Report Early September 1996 : Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
The sighting took place in Alberta in the fall of 1996, early September, the sky was clear to the north and west around 4:30 p.m.
we were travelling westbound from Vergreville to Edmonton My girlfriend a local vet, was in the truck with me. We were about 20 minutes out of Vegreville when I looked out of the passenger side window of the truck a long narrow golden cylinder was pacing our vehicle at about around 700 feet..
I watched amazed and then woke my girlfriend we both could not figure out exactly what it was that we were seeing.
www.ufoinfo.com /sightings/canada/960900.shtml   (324 words)

 Jason T. Fisher
Using GIS to relate small mammal abundance and landscape structure at multiple spatial extents: Northern flying squirrels in Alberta, Canada.
Fisher, J.T. Assessment of Wolverine Monitoring Methodologies in Alberta.
Investigating influences of landscape structure on small mammal abundance in Alberta's boreal mixed-wood forest.
members.shaw.ca /grizzlyjake/publications.html   (505 words)

 Vegreville, Alberta - Weatherman-ager | Wintercereals.ca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Research done by Dr. Brian Fowler and Brian Duggan at the University of Saskatchewan has shown little geographic variability in GDD requirements for crops throughout Western Canada.
Argentine Canola grown in Vegreville and Lethbridge require approximately the same 1040 GDD to reach physiological maturity.
Physiological maturity is determined primarily by heat accumulation; moisture levels only affect physiological maturity under extreme drought conditions.
www.ducks.ca /winter/tools/weathermanager/hguides/ab/vegrevil.html   (577 words)

 Igor's Journey, October 7, 2001 - Vegreville, Alberta
Towards the end of the day, I decided to stay in the area and follow a pamphlet I picked up this morning describing a driving tour of the many Ukrainian churches in Lamont County.
This town is also in the region where many eastern Europeans arrived near the beginning of the twentieth century, and were able to select land for their homesteads.
Behind the center, they have the original Oil Derrick No. 1, which was the unit that discovered the first oil in the region, changing the face of Alberta.
www.igorn.com /trip2001/daily/100701.htm   (750 words)

 Honorary degree recipients announced - Senate - University of Alberta
Born in Vegreville, Alberta, and raised in Calgary and Edmonton, Dr. Fraser received a BA in history and economics in 1961 and an MA in economics in 1963 from the University of Alberta.
Prior to becoming president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta from 1995 to 2005, Dr. Fraser was principal (resources) at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario from 1988-1994.
Additional achievements during his tenure include an increase in student enrolment from 29,000 to 35,000; an increase in annual research funding from $94 million to more than $400 million; the construction of 16 new buildings, and the hiring of 1,174 new professors thanks in part to an innovative faculty renewal program launched in 1995.
www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca /senate/news.cfm?story=37617   (792 words)

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