Showing 8045 results

People and organizations

Aberdeen and Temair, John Campbell Gordon, Marquis of, 1847-1934

  • Person
  • 1847-1934

John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon (Lord Aberdeen) was born August 3, 1847 in Edinburgh. He studied at University of St. Andrews and University College, Oxford (from which he received a Bachelor of Arts). Upon the death of his eldest brother George in January 1870, he was made the 7th Earl of Aberdeen and subsequently entered the British House of Lords. From 1881 to 1885, he served as Lord High Commissioner to the Church of Scotland and then he was named Viceroy (Lord Lieutenant) of Ireland from February to July 1886. He then proceeded to become an alderman in Middlesex County Council (1889), establish an orchard in the northern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia in 1891, and then British Prime Minister Gladstone appointed him Governor General of Canada beginning September 1893 which continued until November 1898. During his time as Governor General, Lord and Lady Aberdeen travelled extensively through Canada and attempted to meet with as many people as possible regardless of their social or economic status, including many First Nations people and this resulted in him made an honorary chief of both the Six Nations and Blackfoot people. Lord and Lady Aberdeen returned to Britain in 1898 where he completed his second term as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from December 1905 to February 1915. He was made 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair on January 4, 1916.

In November 1877, Lord Aberdeen married Ishbel-Maria Marjoribanks, who during their time in Canada would establish the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and become one of the organizers of the National Council of Women in Canada.

Lord Aberdeen died on March 7, 1934.

Aberdeen (Sask.), 1907-1988

  • Local Government
  • 1907-1988

Aberdeen was organized as a Saskatchewan village on March 13, 1907. Aberdeen was subsequently proclaimed a town on November 1, 1988.

Aberdeen (Sask.), 1988-

  • Local Government
  • 1988-

Aberdeen was proclaimed a Saskatchewan town on November 1, 1988. Aberdeen was previously organized as a village on March 13, 1907.

Abernethy (Sask.)

  • Local Government
  • 1904-

Abernethy was organized as a village on July 26, 1904.

Abouguendia, Z. M. (Zoheir M.)

  • Person

Zoheir Mohammed Abouguendia was born in Egypt, and immigrated to Canada in 1971 where he settled in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was awarded a PhD in 1992 from the University of Saskatchewan for his thesis entitled "Impacts of salinity on germination, growth, oxalate and inorganic ion relations of Kochia scoparia." The thesis is an expression of the results of his study of Kochia scoparia [an annual herb] with regards to its potential to be high yielding crop that could be grown in saline soils. He has worked as an ecologist, was involved in the formation of Grasslands National Park, and participated in environmental studies of Lake Athabasca, uranium mine sites and oil drilling sites.

In 2001 Abougendia was one of the winners of the Distinguished Agrologist Award given by the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists.

Abugov Kaspar (firm)

  • Corporate body
  • 1989-

Partnership of Bruce Abugov and Frank Kaspar that began in 1989. The firm has a subsidiary, Abugov Kaspar International, that was created to carry out work in Russia, the Czech Republic, the USA, Taiwan, and other countries.

Acaster, David W., 1919-2018

  • Person
  • 1919-2018

David Warris Acaster was born November 11, 1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba as the fifth son and ninth child of John and Florence Acaster of Brokenhead, Manitoba. Acaster had sisters Fanny Madill, Margaret Cubbon, Jessie Horrell, Catherine Puff; and brothers George, Arthur, Walter, Douglas and Fred. His family moved to a farm near North Battleford in 1922 where after attending Mount Hope School and completing his Grade 11 by correspondence, Acaster attended Saskatoon Technical School to pursue machine shop and welding. Thereafter, he travelled to Fort William for work at Canada Car Foundry and then in November 1941 enlisted in the Royal Canadian Force. Following training, he embarked for England in the fall of 1942 where he was attached to 428 "Ghost Squadron" and posted at Middleton St. George as part of No. 6 Bomber Command. He returned to Canada in 1945 and was discharged from the Air Force that fall. Upon his return Acaster completed Grade 12 at the Canadian Vocational Training School in Saskatoon and entered the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. Acaster subsequently became employed in various positions in Lloydminster, Regina, Victoria, Winnipeg, and Vancouver, but returned to North Battleford in 1958. In North Battleford, he was a car salesperson for a local dealership until 1969 and then went to work for the Saskatchewan Hospital as an accounting clerk and then payroll clerk until his retirement in 1984.

In his retirement, Acaster volunteered for Meals On Wheels, enjoyed gardening, camping and travel, carpentry and photography, as well as working at the home farmstead. He also worked on a local history book and published two of his own books. Acaster died in North Battleford on January 29, 2018.

Results 11 to 20 of 8045