Former CP Rail conductor seeks passengers from 1978 who came through in a time of need

John Cowan has published a book of photographs from his days with CP Rail — including shots of the day in October 1978 when passengers helped remove a boulder from the tracks.
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Doug Ford says Ontario needs to ‘learn to live with’ COVID ahead of reopening Monday
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Man taken into custody after woman found dead in New Glasgow
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COVID-19: GO-Vaxx vaccination bus making stop in White Oaks on Jan. 30
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Manitoba man accused of making dangerous ‘swatting’ calls in 6 U.S. states
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New affordable homes coming to Kelowna to tackle housing crisis
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Anglos deplore CAQ's naming of education mandarin without consultations
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Toronto police sending resources to Ottawa ahead of ‘major demonstration’
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Nova Scotia clarifies plan to have nursing students work in long-term care
The province now says nursing students who work in long-term care will now receive a $1,000 honorarium.
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Nova Scotia Power’s proposed fee for solar homeowners draws pushback from installers
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Ottawa police working with national security agencies as trucker convoy reaches capital
Ottawa police chief says “evolving nature” of convoy protest led him to bring in “significantly” more officers, “intelligence assets” ahead of planned demonstrations.
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Regina police release traffic plan ahead of trucker convoy planned at Legislature
The convoy is expected to enter the city at 11:30 a.m. eastbound on the southern portion of Ring Road, turning northbound on Albert Street.
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Beijing Olympian Max Parrot details cancer battle in candid documentary
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London Muslim leader hopes Quebec City mosque attack anniversary furthers conversation on Islamophobia
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Downtown Regina street closed due to water main break
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COVID-19: Generation Z's growth held back by pandemic isolation
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Stop with the ‘bomb cyclones’ and the ‘thundersnow’ — the world is scary enough without alarmist weather words
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Action launched against 3 more Toronto doctors for COVID-19 misconduct
An investigation has been launched into a Toronto doctor and two more have had further restrictions imposed on their licences due to alleged COVID-19-related misconduct.
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Extreme cold weather warning issued for Hamilton area with windchill of -30 C expected
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Company supplying self-driving vehicles to Toronto, Durham transit projects shuts down
Local Motors, the U.S.-based company engaged in multiple pilot projects around the world — including in Toronto and Whitby — shut down Jan. 14
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Police arrest man suspected of trafficking drugs in C.D.N.-N.D.G.
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Second-degree murder charge laid after ‘unprovoked’ attack at southern Alberta prison
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Nova Scotia ban on ‘renovictions’ extended past Feb. 1 expiry date due to pandemic
It has now been extended until the lifting of the province's state of emergency to deal with COVID-19 or when the government decides to repeal it.
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Boil-water advisory lifted for Iqaluit amid fuel contamination concerns
The capital's 8,000 people had been under the advisory since Jan. 19 when the city started using a bypass system to pump water to residents.
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Nova Scotia minister apologizes for referring to affordable housing as ‘ghetto’
Housing Minister John Lohr has apologized for saying he doesn't want to 'create a ghetto' during a discussion about affordable and mixed-income housing.
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Special COVID-19 travel requirements for India, Morocco removed from federal government website
Special COVID-19-related entry requirements and information for flights coming from India and Morocco into Canada have been removed, according to updated travel advice for those countries on the federal government’s website.
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The Home Front: Creating a quiet oasis in the city
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Neil Young vs Spotify, and the gathering storm
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N.L.’s Memorial University apologizes for anti-Black racism after slur used in course
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Calgary firefighters douse flames in Pineridge garage fire
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Quesnel, B.C. Ogopogo ice sculpture captures attention of people far and wide
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Kitchener Blues Festival organizers planning for return to normal this summer
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COVID-19 protocols put a stop to London Knights’ weekend schedule
Three more London Knights games will have to be made up at later dates.
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‘This is awful’: N.B. family continues to search for missing mother
Erin Brooks was last seen on a security camera inside a local store in St. Mary's First Nation. She's been missing for a month and her family desperately wants to see her home.
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Kelowna police dog catches knife wielding man
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Quebec truckers join up with convoy en route to Ottawa to protest vaccine mandates
From coast to coast, truck drivers against COVID-19 vaccination regulations have gathered.
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New Brunswick reports 4 more COVID-19 deaths ahead of easing restrictions
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