Holmes Printing
Macklin Mirror
BOOK Bodybuilding
Model 8 Linotype
Internet Alberta


Archived Stories

Archived Stories

Provost News History


Classified Advertising

For The Record

Credit References

Provost Weather


Website Portfolio


One Country.
One Community.
One Day.

April 14, 2010
Some of Provost’s newer residents who were born outside of Canada. Back, from left: Austin Cha, Bipanpreet (Binny) Sahota, Mark Calimbo, Jayson Bueno, Rolly Acosta. Front: Clara Kim, Imelda Camacho, Chatty Dela Cruz, Christina An and Jessie Lee. More pictures inside. Story in this week's paper. ©Provost News Photo.

More recent arrivals of people born in other countries who now live in Provost and area are slowly changing the ethnic make-up of the community.

The most recent and majority of the immigrants come from the Philippines with approximately 20 of them living here now. Almost all of them work in the service industries (motel and restaurant) while one is a priest.

Rev. Joselito Cantal was born in the Philippines and has lived here, serving as the priest at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Provost for the past five years. He still has his mother, brothers and sisters who he tries to get back to see once every two years in the Philippines.

Two other Filipino men who came to work for Provost Packers in March are here without their families—and have been away from home generally for a decade working and sending money back to their families. Another man working at the abbatoir is from Chile in South America who has been here seven years while another had been at the same place coming from Somalia.

Another group is from South Korea with some of them owning their own businesses including gasoline stations and hotel and restaurant. There are an estimated 10 South Koreans who live here and speak both Korean and English.

Though Chinese have lived in Provost for many decades there are still some here who were born overseas and they total approximately nine, owning or working in the motel/restaurant industry. Some can speak English in addition to Cantonese, Toisan and Mandarin.

Complete story in April 14 edition of The Provost News.
Want to Subscribe to The Provost News? Click here.

Value of Alberta Farmland Nudges Upwards
The average value of farmland in Alberta increased by 3.8 per cent in the second half of 2009, following gains of 1.0 and 2.2 per cent in the two previous reporting periods, according to a new Farm Credit Canada (FCC) farmland values report.

Complete story in April 14 edition of The Provost News.
Want to Subscribe to The Provost News? Click here.

Local Man Earns Three Awards at Montana Taxidermy Competition
Photos and complete story in April 14 edition of The Provost News.
Want to Subscribe to The Provost News? Click here.

Street Spokesman
This week we ask: "Who is Your Favourite Author?"
. . . and we heard answers from Carol Penman, Dave Gagné, Lois Johnson and Fran Kimmel. Check out the April 14 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
Want to Subscribe to The Provost News? Click here.

This, along with many other stories and pictures can be found in this week's edition of The Provost News.
Subscribe to the award winning paper by clicking on this link and following the instructions on our secure on-line ordering centre.
Take me to the Secure On-Line Ordering Centre

© The Provost News.
Reproduction or other use is prohibited without permission of The Provost News.