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by JosephD
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canada's first weatherman
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Canada's first weatherman

This short article was printed in the Saturday, January 4, 2014 edition of the Calgary Herald-page A9 -'Canada's first weatherman. On a very cold late December night in 1794 in York Factory, Ont., Peter Fidler, a Hudson's Bay Company man and one of Canada's first weather observers, recorded that gin...
by JosephD
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Andrew Fidler
Replies: 10
Views: 20180

Re: Andrew Fidler

My mother's maiden name is Silverthorn. She was born on a farm just outside of Ardath, Saskatchewan. I doubt there is much of a town left there anymore. My parents were married in Winnipeg on September 7, 1946. Beth, nice to hear from you. I'm just finishing an email to Kelly which she will be passi...
by JosephD
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Andrew Fidler
Replies: 10
Views: 20180

Re: Andrew Fidler

Thanks Gary for the update regarding my father. We hadn't really been in contact since the late 70's. His first wife was my mother Rose and it appears he re-married later. Thanks also to Kelly for responding so quickly. I hope you received the email I sent to you on Sat and I look forward to hearing...
by JosephD
Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Andrew Fidler
Replies: 10
Views: 20180

Re: Andrew Fidler

Hi Kelly, If Lillian Fidler and Frederick Davis are your grandparents then we must be first cousins. I think I remember seeing you as a little dimpled four year old when I last visited Grandma Davis's place on Euclid Avenue in Winnipeg. My father was Allen Davis and my mother's name is Rose. We left...