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Excerpt The diocese of Qu'Appelle, within the province of Saskatchewan, Western Canada, is so named from the Indian tale which tells of the maiden who lay demise, calling piteously for her lover. He, faraway in his canoe at the Saskatchewan River, by surprise heard a voice, and spoke back: "Qu'Appelle." The voice got here back, after which he knew it for that of his cherished, and made all pace to her facet. yet, unfortunately! whilst he reached her she used to be useless. Qu'Appelle is a suggestive identify and indicative of the decision which such a lot of have heard from the prairie provinces, a twofold name, urging a few to earthly and a few to non secular husbandry. a few account of the Western Canada of to-day can be invaluable the following.

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In Nova Scotia the matter is largely in the hands of the local authorities. So long as no one objects, religious instruction may be given in accordance with the wishes of the majority of the supporters of the school. In New Brunswick schools may be opened with the reading of Scripture and the use of the Lord's Prayer, but as this regulation is permissive only, everything depends upon the individual teacher. In Prince Edward Island the reading of the Bible at the opening of school is authorised.

CHAPTER V IN REGINA Within the last twenty years Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan, has grown from a colony of wooden huts to a town of over 26,000 inhabitants. Government House and the Parliament Buildings are finely built of stone, but most of the houses are of wood, there being no quarries on the prairie. One not infrequently meets one of these wooden houses moving along the streets--a fascinating accomplishment. When you wish to live in another part of the town you simply have your house lifted on to wooden blocks and skids, and it is then moved bodily with a windlass turned by horses or machinery.

Life in a shack is a very busy one, but one soon got used to the inevitable chores, and remembered to keep the pan of melting snow on the stove always filled, this being the only water available for washing up. The shortage of water is one of the great trials of prairie life. When I remembered Aylmer's house in England, with its well-trained servants, her car and chauffeur, and all the luxuries to which she had always been accustomed, it emphasised all the more strongly the self-sacrifice of her present life.

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