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Senator Joyce Fairbairn fonds

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Date Range
1986-2007
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131041
Physical Description
0.6 m of textual records; over 100 photograph
Scope and Content
001 Lethbridge Handicapped Riding Association 2000 002 LCI graduation speech 1999 003 Transfer of Lethbridge airport to Lethbridge County 1996 004 Official opening of Henderson Park and Alexander Wilderness Park – phot album 1986 005 Biographical materials – newspaper clippings 1990-2002 006 Kainai…
Date Range
1986-2007
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Joyce Fairbairn
Physical Description
0.6 m of textual records; over 100 photograph
History / Biographical
Personal files of Senator Joyce Fairbairn reflecting her work as a Senator and Cabinet Minister in various community projects in Southwest Alberta. Senator Fairbairn, the first woman Senator from the Lethbridge area, has been involved in the Southern Albertan community all of her life and has contributed time, money, and love to many causes, organizations, and celebrations in Southern Alberta and Canada. Joyce Fairbairn was born at the Galt Hospital on November 6, 1939. She grew up in Lethbridge where she got her first experience as a journalist at the Lethbridge Herald while she was still in High School. Fairbairn earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Alberta in 1960. Fairbairn then left Lethbridge to attend Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism in 1961. After graduation, Fairbairn began working for the Herald’s Ottawa Bureau, the Ottawa Journal, and United Press International in the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Fairbairn was known as one of the first “female newsmen.” She worked as a journalist in Ottawa from 1961-1970 and was the first journalist to report on the new Canadian flag selection as well as covered Jackie Kennedy and President Kennedy’s visit to Ottawa in 1961. The Lethbridge Herald proudly continued to publish her work from 1965-1969. In 1970 Fairbairn became the Legislative Assistant and, later, the Communications Coordinator for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Fairbairn worked with Trudeau until 1984 when she was appointed to the Senate. After Fairbairn was appointed to the Senate in 1984 it quickly became clear that she would not be limited to the Red Chamber. Senator Fairbairn quickly became known for attending Southern Albertan milestones, openings, celebrations, and even the occasional cake decorating contest. Senator Fairbairn became well known throughout Southern Alberta because, as one constituent commented, “she cared enough to come”. Senator Fairbairn also became involved with many organizations and causes such as, the Paralympics, the Calgary Stampede, Books for Babies, and the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre. Fairbairn was present for celebrations in Southern Alberta such as, Lethbridge’s Centennial Celebration, Whoop Up Days, and many University of Lethbridge Convocations. Senator Fairbairn was also an active member of the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association where she adopted a horse named “Dooley”. In 2008 the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association honoured Senator Fairbairn with a lifetime membership. Senator Fairbairn’s devotion to Canada and the Southern Albertan community was also recognized by many other organizations. In 1990 she was inaugurated into the Kainai Chieftainship, where she received the name Chief Morning Bird Woman. Fairbairn was also made an Honourary Colonel of the 18th Air Defense Regiment, RCA. She was also made a Honourary Air Marshal and frequently attended the International Air Show at Lethbridge, Alberta. In addition, she was awarded with a Honourary Doctorate of Law by the University of Lethbridge in 2003. While Fairbairn was known for being present in the Southern Albertan community she was also known for her many accomplishments in Parliament. Her career as Senator began as the Vice-Chair of the National Liberal Caucus and the Western and Northern Liberal Caucus until 1991 when she was appointed Co-Chair of the National Campaign Committee. By 1993 Senator Fairbairn was appointed to Privy Council as the first woman to hold the position of Leader of Government. She also became the first Minister with Special Responsibility for Literacy. In 1997 she was appointed the Special Advisor on Literacy to the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada. In addition, Senator Fairbairn was the driving force behind making the Famous Five Honourary Senators and erecting a honourary statue celebrating the Famous Five on Parliament Hill. Senator Fairbairn retired from the Senate on January 18, 2013.
Scope and Content
001 Lethbridge Handicapped Riding Association 2000 002 LCI graduation speech 1999 003 Transfer of Lethbridge airport to Lethbridge County 1996 004 Official opening of Henderson Park and Alexander Wilderness Park – phot album 1986 005 Biographical materials – newspaper clippings 1990-2002 006 Kainai historical 1993-2003 007 18th Air Defence Regiment Lethbridge 1992-2007 008 Robert Burns dinners 1982-2001 009 Senate – Aboriginal People – Post-secondary Education 1987-1989 010 Senate – Aboriginal People – Lubicon Land Claim 1988-1993 011 Millennium letters and responses 1999 012 Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. 1995 013 Report on the status of the Blood Tribe – Post-secondary and Adult Education – Red Crow Community College 1995 014 Blood Tribe 1989-1996 015 Order of Canada 1992-2000 016 Calgary Zoo 2001-2006 017 Lethbridge Hurricanes 1999-2001 018 Friendship Force 2000-2003 019 18th Air Defence Regiment Lethbridge 1999-2003 020 Alberta Centennial 2005 021 Southern Alberta Art Gallery 2002 022 Lethbridge Airport 2001-2004 023 Western Parent Magazine 1997 024 Waterton 1998-2001 025 Jubilee medals 1996-2003 026 Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation 1983-2005 027 Newspaper clippings - Joyce Fairbairn 1982-1992 028 Water resources 2002-2005 029 Albert and H2O 2001-2002 030 UofL Water Building 2004 031 Peigan Deal 2002 032 Peigan Nation 1999-2000 033 Alberta - Kainai Chieftainship 1990-2004 034 Paul Martin BBQ letters 1999 035 Lethbridge drought 2000 036 Alberta infrastructure 2001-2003 037 Infrastructure announcement in Lethbridge 2001 038 Livestock - BSE [Mad Cow Desease] 2003-2004 part 1 039 Livestock - BSE [Mad Cow Desease] 2003-2004 part 2 040 Sugar Beet Growers 1998-2004 041 Alberta Soft Wheat 1999-2004 042 Personal Files - newsclippings 1955,2010, Cradle Roll and Baptism certificates, correspondence,Judge Fairbairm material, Thank you Notes from Birds of Prey,Tribute and Thanyou to Mayor Andy Anderson 1986, Receipe for Salad Dressing, Notes for presentation. 043 Fairbairn photographs: Senator Fairbarin with native children; Diefenbaker Dinner names on back; friends and family; Younger life; Celebrations Coaldale Parade, With Peter Noon Hermins Hermits, Dale Martin Senior, Rollar Rampage 2011; Paralymics Japan Joyce with the Delhi Lama; Joyce with her horse; 3 Black and white images in parliment with Prime Minister Trudeau; friends;family and Birthday wishes to May Farbairn from PM Trudeau 1982. 044 Debates of the Senate Vol. 148, #139 (Tribute to the Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, P.C.) 2013; Senator's ID card - Joyce Fairbairn Collection of posters and similar items 20191094 20191094-001 Sky Hawks 1997 - Canadian Forces Parachute Team 20191094-002 Photo collage poster - Prairie Acres Museum, Picture Butte 20191094-003 "Senator Joyce Fairbairn" sign 20191094-004 Air Force Association of Canada - 702 Wing's 60th Anniversary (2009) 20191094-005 Will Race for Food [chuck wagon] - Mark Sutherland, Grand Prairie, AB 20191094-006 Buddy Bensmiller [chuck wagon] 20191094-007 Certificate confirming Sen. Joyce Fairbairn as honorary member of the Blood Band under the name of Ksiskuni-piksaki, Morning Bird Woman 20191094-008 Snowbirds 27th Season (1997) 20191094-009 Snowbirds 30th Season (2000) 20191094-010 City of Lethbridge Mayors (1891-1985) 20191094-011 Certificate confirming Sen. Joyce Fairbairn as Honorary Colonel, 18th Defence Regiment RCA, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second (1998) 20191094-012 Tora Tora Tora Ghost Squadron [2008 Alberta International Air Show] 20191094-013 No Air Show Like It in the World - The 69th Battalion Special Operations Group 20191094-014 69th SOG - The 69th Battalion Special Operations Group
Notes
Special newspaper sections are in the newsclipping files
Accession No.
20131041
Collection
Archive
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Lethbridge Fire Department fonds

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Date Range
1978-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181062
Physical Description
Over 500 photographs, 0.8 m of textual records
Scope and Content
001: Chief for a Day 20 Photos (1987) 002: 76 photos 44 Negatives of safety programs, awards, flipped semi, and training exercise (1996-1997) 003: 284 photos of awards, training exercise, family day, and unidentified people (1978-1999) 004: 1993-1995 Newspaper clippings 005: 1995-1997 Newspaper cli…
Date Range
1978-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Fire Department
Physical Description
Over 500 photographs, 0.8 m of textual records
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Fire Department began in the town of Lethbridge in 1885 with the Bucket Brigade. There were several factors for this. The buildings were chiefly wood, rainfall in the area was low and the westerly winds were prevalent in the region. One factor to deter fires were the 100 foot wide streets. The first organized fire protection was provided by the NWMP in 1886. In 1887 a volunteer hook and ladder company was formed with W. D. Whitney as chief, A. J. Scot, first assistant chief, E. J. Hoddert, second assistant chief. J. D. Higinbotham was secretary-treasurer. When Lethbridge was incorporated as a town in 1891, the new town council had fire protection as their first order of business. In that same year a Volunteer Fire Brigade with William Colpman as chief was formed. In subsequent years other Fire Brigades were organized each with their own chief, assistant chiefs and members. The fire brigade was reorganized in 1902 and those elected became paid members. By 1909 a professional fire department was created. The men were on duty 24 hours per day seven days per week. Minute Books were introduced by Chief Kilkenny in 1909 listing the duty officer, persons on leave, exact time of fire calls and action taken, changes in location of men and equipment. Uniforms were introduced in 1909 and in 1912 the first Firemen's Association Contest between towns took place. In 1912, the Fire Department also began the combined model of fire suppression and emergency medical services. As the town grew incorporation was once again realized. In 1906 Lethbridge became a city. The population grew in three directions, north south and east and more fire stations were built to service the areas. No. 2 was built on the north side of the tracks at 2nd Avenue and 13th Street. A third fire hall was built in the 1960's. By 1920 the Lethbridge Fire Department was a fully professional body who could handle any emergency that occurred. Fire Prevention Programs begun as early as 1935 when Chief Lindsay introduced inspections to individual homes and fire drills began in the schools. Through the war years, the fire department held various courses teaching military firemen to handle pumpers and large equipment. The fire Department ambulance was constantly used for transported trainee crash victims to the Galt Hospital. Following the war improvements were made to both the member numbers and equipment including a two-way radio communications system and fire alarm boxes. Restrictions on sales and use of fireworks were dealt with in the late 1950's and by the early 1970's the sale of fireworks were banned. New fire stations were built in the 1970's. One to replace the old No. 2 which became the fire headquarters and training center located on 5th Avenue and 28th Street North and another on the west side at Jerry Potts Boulevard. The fire box system was abandoned in favor of a more effective communication-the telephone. Wooden ladders were replaced by lighter, stronger more serviceable aluminum ones. In 1985, computers were introduced to the fire department and were used to provide a preplan of many of the larger buildings, hydrant locations, fire department connections, sprinkler controls, exits, hazards etc. City Council also approved the implementation of an advance life support program and hired the first advanced care paramedics. In 1986 the Lethbridge Fire department celebrated its 100 anniversary. A lot of changes, improvements had occurred and with the modern fire fighting techniques many young men were becoming fire fighters to protect the public from any disasters such as fire, flood, explosion, cyclone of mechanical disaster. 1994 Police moves into its own building. In 1998 the department hired the first female firefighter, Bonnie Williams. Her great grandfather Jack King was a Lethbridge firefighter in the 1920-30’s. 2001 fire department gets thermal imaging cameras. 2002 Chief T. Wickersham retires and the city hires Brian Cornforth as the new chief. The dispatch centre of fire/EMS merged with police dispatch to form the Public Safety Communications Centre (PSCC). 2003 Council approved $250,000 for a one-time funding for Advanced Life Support equipment. These units were placed on all frontline fire apparatus. Having advanced care paramedics on fire vehicles allow them to respond to emergency calls anywhere in the city and provide lifesaving care even when an ambulance is unavailable. 2005 Revised disaster services plan and bylaw. Plan outlines three levels of emergencies. Level one, less than eight hours and has little impact on the city. Level two, less than eight hours and moderate impact on city that may require additional support from other services. Level three, longer duration and will have high impact on the city which will require government support. Rope rescue training exercise also implemented. 2009 Alberta Health Services assumes governance of all emergency medical services (EMS) in the province. The city of Lethbridge becomes a contracted provider of EMS for the city of Lethbridge. 2011 New Headquarters (station 1) opens on 4th avenue south and renovations are completed on station 4 located at 5 avenue and 28 street north. Large grassfire starts on the Blood Reserve and threatens the west side of the city when it crosses the Oldman River on November 27 (Grey Cup day). 2012 The department celebrates 100 years providing EMS services in an integrated system. From our research, Lethbridge is the oldest integrated (fire/EMS) system in North America. A weeklong celebration of events were planned and an art piece was commissioned to remember the event. September 10 another large grassfire starts on the Blood Reserve and threatens the west side of the city and the town of Coalhurst when it crosses the Oldman River. 2013 flooding in High River and Calgary creates significant damage to the respective communities. Lethbridge sends numerous individuals to assist in the recovery efforts. Lethbridge also experiences high water but infrastructure is protected. 2014 The department receives EMS accreditation through Accreditation Canada – first integrated service in Canada to achieve accreditation. December - Chief B. Cornforth takes a position with Edmonton Fire Rescue Service. 2015 Rich Hildebrand is promoted to chief of the department. The Fire Smart Program begins to be implemented as a way to decrease fire risk in the transition zone where wild land and urban development meet. 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires damage huge areas of the city and forces the evacuation of 88,000 people. Lethbridge sends individuals to provide incident management support, critical incident stress management (CISM) support, dispatch assistance and inspection services over several weeks. 2017 Council gives support to build another station on the west side of the city. When station 2 was first built on the west side of the city in 1980 there was a population of around 4000 however today the west side population is approaching 40 000. Hiring will take place in 2018, 1019 and 2020 to have staffing ready to fill the hall in 2020 when it is scheduled to be completed. 2018 – Department receives “accreditation with commendation” from Accreditation Canada. First hiring for the new station begins – 10 recruits
Scope and Content
001: Chief for a Day 20 Photos (1987) 002: 76 photos 44 Negatives of safety programs, awards, flipped semi, and training exercise (1996-1997) 003: 284 photos of awards, training exercise, family day, and unidentified people (1978-1999) 004: 1993-1995 Newspaper clippings 005: 1995-1997 Newspaper clippings and 14 negatives of emergency vehicles 006: 1997-1999 Newspaper clippings 007: 1999-2000 Newspaper clippings 008: 2001 Newspapers and Facebook post pertaining to September 11 009: 2000-2002 Newspaper clippings, 12 photographs, and 8 negatives of kids program and emergency vehicles 010: 2003-2004 Newspaper clippings 011: 1973-2006 Newspaper clippings 012: 2003-2004 Certificates and temporary tattoo for kids 013-015: 2008-2011 Cds of opening Ceremonies for the new headquarters and Lethbridge Fire Operations 101 016: 166 negatives and 151 photographs of training exercises, emergency vehicles, awards, and kids programs (1987-1994) 017: 36 negatives and 34 photos of fire chief for a day and awards (1999) 018: 62 photos of group photographs, fire extinguisher training program, water training, kids program, fire inspections, and emergency vehicles (1986-1989) 019: 61 photos of training exercises, parade, fire inspection, information booth, and after fire photographs (1990-1992) 020: 138 photos and 89 negatives awards, emergency vehicles and buildings, and social events (1993-1995) 021: 67 photos and 63 negatives health and safety programs, kids programs, and pictures with the mayor (1994) 022: 42 negatives and 34 photos teachers program, and safety booth (1996) 023: 60 negatives and 62 photos of kids program, fire alarms, raising of the flag, and awards (1997) 024: 70 negatives and 102 photos Lakeview School program, awards, risk watch program, kids programs, and seniors program (1998) 025: 89 photos training exercises, awards, and family day (2000-2006) 026: 146 negatives and 39 photos of lake, smoke, emergency vehicles, and Wilson School hose event (1988-199-) 027: 23 photos of Fire aftermath used for education (1966-199-) 028: 28 photos emergency vehicles and headquarters, fires, and kids program (200-?) 029: Guide for owners of fire damaged property, Safety news source, stickers, Service recognition, fire training and customer service training for fire chief, and 3 photographs of two plaques (1991-1999) 030-036: 7 photographs on foam board showing public programs (199-?) 037-042: 5 photographs on foam board showing emergency vehicles (199-) 043- 067: 24 photographs on foam board showing emergency personnel during calls and training scenarios (199- 068 - 081: 13 photographs on foam board used for educational purposes showing a variety of fires and damages (1987-1991) 082: 11” X 16” colored photograph of the headquarters on 4th Avenue South oversize (2011) 083-086: 4 logos oversize (200- - 2012) 087: 24” X 10” black and white photograph of the fire department with Harley Davidson bikes and shirts oversize (199-) 088: 17” X 7” colored photograph of emergency vehicle and personnel with young boy. At the back it says Thank you Tony Stannard oversize (199-) 089: 18” X 24” poster with different emergency vehicles and their years: 1978 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1986 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1980 IHC Cargostar-1950, 1975 IHC Superior Hendrickson, 1973 Mack CF-600 Thibault, 1979 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1978 Scott Pierreville-CIFD, 1982 Ford F600, 1970 Ford Cabover 900, 1985 Ford Econoline XL350, 1977 IHC 4X4 Loadstar, and 1979 IHC Cargostar 1950B oversize (1970-1986) 090: 17” X 28” poster talking about the Fire Department Mission, Vision and Values oversize (199-) 091: 22” X 29” poster talking about the Advance Life Support (ALS) pump response model and its advantages oversize (200-) 092: 24” X 30” poster mentioning five members of the department that passed away: Clifford Daniel Heaton, Douglas Henry J. Herbers, Edward Kenneth Kurtz, John Sterenberg, and Ted “Shakey” Gordon Bochan oversize (201-) 093: 24” X 30” poster of fire department staff oversize (2002) 094: 20” X 16” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by T. Bochan oversize (1978) 095: 24” X 30” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by Terry Bland Photography LTD oversize (1986) 096: 24” X 32” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by Terry Bland Photography LTD oversize (1989) 097: 30” X 20” photograph on wood of the 1995 flood with plaque on bottom left “Flood of the Century June 1995” oversize (1995) 098: 18” X 24” photograph of emergency vehicles in front of fire hall oversize (198-) 099: 28.5” X 82” photograph of emergency vehicles and personnel on the Westside with scenery of the high-level bridge and east Lethbridge oversize (198- - 199-)
Accession No.
20181062
Collection
Archive
Less detail