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August 13, 2008
Waterfront Properties — Briefly

Some areas in Provost were flooded with rainwater near the end of July. This picture taken from the George Meiklejohn house shows the street covered that lasted for about 30 minutes before signs of this flood disappeared. Photo submitted.

Canasia Industries Corp. Still Interested in Potash Possibilities Here
Vancouver based Canasia Industries Corporation’s Jason Gigliotti told The Provost News that they have sent someone to the Provost area to further investigate the possibilities of finding potash here.

The consultant said in a telephone interview on August 8 that they don’t know for sure but have a “pretty good idea” that the product is here because of trace amounts recorded when people were drilling for oil and gas here in the 1950s and 1960s. As well he points out their “Eyehill Creek Potash Property” that spans over 450,000 acres is located along the Saskatchewan-Alberta border close to Canada’s first Potash mine in Unity only a hour’s drive to the east.

Canasia, a junior mining company has recently been informed by Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd. that potash permit applications have been processed and have received Alberta government approval.

After a representative from Edmonton has actually been on the property (“he is there as we speak”) an internal report is expected within two weeks.

A work program on this prospect will now be formulated with the goal of establishing a “NI 43-101 compliant report” in the near future (National Instrument 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and administered by the provincial securities commissions that govern how issuers disclose scientific and technical information about their mineral projects to the public. It covers oral statements as well as written documents and websites. It requires that all disclosure be based on advice by a “qualified person” and in some circumstances that the person be independent of the issuer and the property).

If a project went ahead Canasia Industries Corp. would likely subcontract work out.

Most junior companies working in exploration are looking for specific finds of metal, coal, oil, gas, potash or other materials and if found in proper quantities would continue to work on a project.

Possible drilling and testing work would depend on reports. That “would not be cheap” adds Gigliotti who noted that they are also working on a major copper project and a gold drilling project and if money was realized from those ventures some of those proceeds could be diverted to the potash project.

Rest of story in August 13 edition of The Provost News.
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Champion Chuckwagon Driver Herman Flad Dies in Traffic Accident
The World Professional Chuckwagon Association and local community was shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Herman Flad of Bodo on Tuesday, August 5, as the result of a two vehicle highway accident near Rycroft, Alberta while he was driving his vehicle and pulling his horses from the World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) Dodge Pro Tour Championship in Strathmore to the Battle of the North in Dawson Creek.

He was 68 years old.

The veteran driver had over 35 years experience with a very distinguished driving record. He won several major and prestigious chuckwagon championships including the inaugural WPCA Pro Tour Championship, the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby, the Grande Prairie Stompede, the Klondike Chuckwagon Derby in Edmonton, and twice won the Cheyenne Frontier Days championship.

Rest of story in August 13 edition of The Provost News.
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At Alberta Summer Games
Brittany Bouma won a bronze medal in the 50 metre freestyle swimming competitions during the Alberta Summer Games in Medicine Hat held August 7 to 10. The 14 year old swam in the 15 - 17 year category. She also swam in the 200 free (8th place)—and 100 free, 200 individual medley, free relay and medley relay (all 6th place). Bouma said that it was a “good experience and that she met a lot of new people.”

Complete story in August 13 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: We ask "What’s Your Favourite Dessert?"
. . . and we heard from Irene McCormick, Diane Elwood, Gladys Crich, Joanne Thomas and Rosalind Kotanko.
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