FM.80.75.4-6 & FM.80.91
Part of Bowling Set that includes 6 wooden pins and 5 wooden bowling balls of graduated sizes.
Mounties at the 1884 Barracks Site in Macleod kept themselves busy with various activities including bowling. The man built a bowling alley at the Barracks using the money they raised from the Canteen.
Objects part of the Fort Museum collection.
Emergency order won’t be enough to save rare, iconic birds, environmental groups say
By Margo McDiarmid, CBC News Posted: Dec 04, 2013 12:29 PM MT
The Canadian government is attempting to save the quickly disappearing greater sage grouse by restricting construction and loud industrial noise near its habitat during certain times of the year.
The restrictions are part of an emergency order for the protection of the endangered bird that is now officially in place. It’s the first time that such an order has been issued under Canada’s Species at Risk Act.
Environment Canada announced in September it would issue the order in an attempt to protect the shy and nervous bird that lives in southeastern Alberta and Saskatchewan.
There are only about 150 sage grouse left and it’s likely the bird will disappear from Canada in five years if steps aren’t taken to protect it. The bird lives in long prairie grass, which has been largely destroyed over the last century by agriculture and oil and gas development.
It’s a Yeti! No Wait—It’s Frosty, the … Bison?
Buffalo horn carved into a spoon shaped implement. Buffalo Horns were used to make such items as spoons, cups, powder horns and fire carriers by the plains first nations.
Object part of the Fort Museum collection.
This photo was taken in Bismarck in 1881 when Sitting Bull left Canada and surrendered at Ft. Buford. On the steamboat trip to the Standing Rock Reservation, they stopped for the night in Bismarck and Orlando saw a chance to get the first photograph taken of the famous Sioux Chieftain and was able to persuade Sitting Bull to have his photo taken for which Orlando paid him $50.00.
Northwest Mounted Police, Canada
Cpl. Ron Francis legally smokes marijuana daily while on duty to treat post-traumatic stress disorder
By Evan Dyer, CBC News Posted: Nov 28, 2013 5:00 AM ET
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer with a medical marijuana prescription thinks he should be able to smoke the drug while in uniform, but the RCMP says he can’t smoke marijuana while in red serge or while wearing his regular working uniform.
Francis, who is currently assigned to administrative duties, said smoking marijuana has no negative effect on his ability to be a police officer and that he intends to continue smoking on the job.
“There’s no policy in the RCMP that prevents me from smoking marijuana. There’s no policy in the RCMP that says I cannot smoke in public. I have the right to smoke it in my red serge.”
RCMP says officers ’should not be in red serge’ while smoking marijuana
But while the RCMP accepts that Francis’s prescription gives him the right to consume marijuana, the force takes issue with members smoking in public or in uniform.
Police Service Dog Declared ‘Hide & Seek’ Champion
File # 2013-33592
2013-11-26 14:21 PST
A recent report of a missing child ended happily with the help of one of the Prince George RCMP’s service dogs.
Late one evening Police received a report of a missing five year old boy that had not been seen in an hour. When officers arrived, the mother of the child advised that she had searched the house before calling police. No less than three police officers conducted their own search of the house to ensure the boy wasn’t overlooked.
Police Service Dog ‘Astro’ and his handler were called in to assist. After conducting a perimeter search of the property and determining that no one had left the residence, the experienced service dog handler requested to search inside the house.
PSD ‘Astro’ was redeployed to search the house. When ‘Astro’ entered the boy’s room, he immediately started giving indications to his handler that someone was in the room. ‘Astro’ then focused on a six drawer dresser and stuck his head inside one of the drawers. Still not seeing any part of the boy, the officer began to remove the drawers in the dresser. It seems the boy had climbed into the dresser and fallen asleep under the drawers. Officers on the scene had previously moved the dresser to look behind it, but had no idea the boy was there.
At the time he was found, RCMP were in the process of calling out additional resources to assist.
Our police service dogs are a crucial part of the service we provide to our community says Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.Their unique abilities cannot be duplicated and their results are often amazing. ‘Astro’ is very good at playing Hide & Seek!