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History with Gravesite Plaque

January 1 2014

The Plaque Erected at the gravesite in 1997. Photograph taken August 22, 2003. Used with Permission from: David McLennan, “Our Towns: Saskatchewan Communities from Abbey to Zenon Park.”...

History with Going Underground

January 1 2014

Going Underground: Workers of Bienfait Mines Ltd. in 1915. Note the “pit pony” in the center of the rear of the picture. These animals were stabled underground and used for hauling coal in the mines. Some rarely saw the light of day. Photograph courtesy…

Our History with Annie Buller

January 1 2014

Annie Buller, one of the founding members of the Communist Party of Canada and an ardent promoter of radical trade unionism, addressing a crowd in Bienfait two days before the Estevan Riot. Buller was asked to go to Bienfait to offer support and encouragement to the…

Our History with A Funeral for Three

January 1 2014

A Funeral For Three: Authorities estimate that as many as 1,500 mourners attended the funeral in Bienfait for the miners killed in the Estevan Coal Strike. Saskatchewan Archives Board R-A18508. Used with Permission from: David McLennan, “Our Towns: Saskatchewan…

Our New Firetruck is here!

October 17 2012

We’re happy to announce that we’re aquired a new firetruck in July! “It has very low hours and very low mileage, You can tell by looking at it that it’s in very good shape!...

Our History with Coal Mining

January 1 2004

Coal Mining In The Modern Era is done with mammoth machinery such as this drag line working on the outskirts of Bienfait on August 26, 2003. Used with Permission from: David McLennan, “Our Towns: Saskatchewan Communities from Abbey to Zenon Park.”...