She is so proud that she and her father will be attending a ceremony in Toronto on Thursday, where her ancestor will be formally inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Kate Rice died in Girl at Lake Purdy wawa She is the second woman to be honoured by the mining industry. Viola MacMillan, a prospector in the s and the driving force behind the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, was inducted in MaryAnn Mihychuk, president of Women in Mining Manitoba and a former provincial mining minister, lobbied for the past two years to get Rice into the Gitl of fame.
Kathleen Rice had been raised in St. Marys, a small town in southwestern Ontario, where her family owned a local mill.
Her father taught her to camp and canoe, but also encouraged her studies. She majored in math at the University Lak Toronto, where she was awarded a gold medal.D S Couple Looking For Fun Tonight M
First she worked as a teacher, taking jobs in towns in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. But she made only half the salary of her male counterparts and wrote in her diary about how it was frustratingly unfair, says Mihychuk.
She got a taste wawz adventure after climbing mountains in Alberta and knew her future did not lie in a classroom. Inshe homesteaded near The Pas, Man.
Rice studied geology books and, by making friends with local aboriginals, learned to shoot, trap and speak Cree. She travelled the northern wilderness on her own, dodging dangerous rapids by canoe and navigating the bush by dogsled.
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Rice was renowned in the area because she had such control of her dog team she never had to lash the animals. She also designed a hydro-electric dam which she had hoped would power one of her mines someday.
She penned scientific papers about the northern lights and dabbled in journalism by writing articles for the Toronto Star. She later added commercial fisher and market garden grower to her list of accomplishments.
To top it off, she was a stunner.
Mihychuk recalls a tale of a how a burly Frenchman once starting inching over to Rice while they were sleeping in a shared cabin. She picks up her axe and her Purvy and puts the axe down between them.Adult Singles Dating Le Grand Iowa
Rice never married. She once had a prospecting partner named Dick Woosey, a retired British army officer, and the pair built a cabin together near Snow Lake, Man. Defence lawyer John Skinner said his client is anxious about the possibility of going to jail.
The Crown ag asked she serve 16 to 18 months behind bars; Skinner has recommended a conditional sentence in the community. The court report says Chartier, 31, acts like someone half her age and has several plans for the future.
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She would like to be allowed to remain at home in Easterville in northern Manitoba to care for her bed-ridden mother, to visit her recently deported husband in New York and to be ordained as a minister because she likes to read the Bible. The document waea the Girl at Lake Purdy wawa met year-old Robert Marku a couple of years ago while playing Xbox online.
They talked on the phone every day.
The document says he asked her to marry him, then moved in with her and her mother in their tiny house on Sesame Street. A minister wed Chartier and Marku in the home on Christmas Day.Sexy Fem Hunting For Hookup
Marku coaxed his new bride, who rarely went outside, on walks and fishing excursions. The report says Marku was deported in June for staying too long in Canada without permission.
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The document describes Chartier as a sad, lonely woman living on social assistance, who dropped out of school in Grade 6 because of bullying and to care for her mother. She watched TV and read vampire books, taught herself about the Internet and was compulsively on the computer.
Inshe created a fake Facebook page in the name Lakee the athlete and was contacted by a year-old woman who sent her naked photos.