John Chad

John Chad was born in Provost AB on September 16, 1919. He was a Canadian professional hockey player who played 79 games in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks. He started his junior hockey with the Saskatoon Chiefs and the Edmonton Athletic Club. Chicago signed him as a free agent in 1939 and brought him up for 22 games in 1939-40, scoring 8 goals and 3 assists. In 1940-41 he scored 25 points in 45 games. He played his next 4 years in Canada with the Regina Rangers and the Calgary RCAF Mustangs. In 1945-46 he played for the Wembley Lions in Great Britain but finished his season with the Hawks. That marked the end of his NHL career with 15 goals and 22 assists in 80 games. He played five seasons with the Providence Reds and two seasons with the Saskatoon Quakers. He retired in 1953 and passed away on October 11, 1983.

Norm Ullman
Norm Ullman, born in Provost Alberta on December 26, 1935. He started his hockey career with the Edmonton Oil Kings 1952-53, the Edmonton Flyers 1953-54, and back to the Oil Kings that same year. Then in 1954-55 he was back playing with the Edmonton Flyers. His NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings started in 1955 and continued until 1968 when he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1967 and continued until 1975. In 1975 he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers and played for two seasons until 1977.
Darrell Anholt
Darrel Anholt, was born in Amisk, Alberta on November 23, 1962. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in Round 3 as the #54 overall 1981 entry draft. He played for the Calgary Wranglers, WHL 1980-1982 seasons, the Springfield Indians, AHL for 1983-1984 and then he did a short stint in the NHL and played for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1983-84. He was then sent back to the IHL and played for the Milwaukee Admirals for the 1984-85 season.
Curtis Glencross
Curtis Glencross was Saskatchewan born, on December 28, 1982 in Kindersley, SK. He played his minor hockey in Provost AB, went on to play for the AJHL in 2000 with the Brooks Bandits. In 2002 he played in the WCHA for the U. of Alaska-Anchorage. In 2003 he played in the AHL for the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks until 2005 when he was traded to the Portland Pirates. He started his NHL career in 2006 playing for the Anaheim Ducks. In 2006 he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, until 2007 when he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers and in 2008 he was signed on as a free agent to the Calgary Flames and on March 1, 2015 was traded to the Washington Capitals.
Lance Bouma
Lance Bouma, born and raised in Provost Alberta on March, 25, 1990. He was known in Provost as the son of Bernie and Cheryl Bouma who owned the famous Bouma Meats located right on main street. Lance played most of his Minor Hockey in Lloydminster AB at the AAA level. He played with the WHL for the Vancouver Giants from 2005 to 2010. He was drafted in 2008 in round 3, #78 overall by the Calgary Flames. He then went to the AHL and played for the Abbotsford Heat in 2010-11. In 2012 Lance started his present career playing for the Calgary Flames where he continues to play in 2015.

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Alberta Emergency Management Agency
How to Protect your self from winter storms

Blizzards, ice storms, high winds and blowing snow can develop quickly and threaten life and property. Alberta also experiences extreme cold temperatures during the winter, when temperatures can reach as low as minus 40°C or colder. Temperatures this low are life-threatening and put people and animals at risk.

Blizzards

A blizzard warning is issued when falling or blowing snow reaches speeds of at least 40 km/h, and is expected to last 4 hours or longer. Visibility during this time is reduced to 400 m or less.

Blizzards or blowing snow can occur when there are clear skies, and can cause zero visibility.

What to do

  • Avoid driving and wait several hours after the storm ends before going anywhere.
  • If you have to drive, check Alberta 511 for current road conditions, travel during daytime hours, make sure you have a well-stocked vehicle emergency kit and use the buddy system so someone knows where you are going and when you expect to get there.
  • If possible, avoid going outdoors. If you have to go outdoors, make sure you dress for the weather.
  • If you live in a rural area, string guidelines between your house and any other buildings you might have to get to during the storm.

If you are stuck in your vehicle:

  • remain calm, stay inside and call for help
  • occasionally run the engine to stay warm, but beware of exhaust fumes and make sure the exhaust pipe is not blocked with snow
  • allow fresh air in by opening the window slightly on the sheltered side away from the wind

Freezing rain and ice storms

Freezing rain is rain that freezes on impact and creates a buildup of clear ice (glaze) on surfaces.

An ice storm occurs when large amounts of freezing rain continue for several hours. They can also include wind, ice fog and cold temperatures.

  • Freezing rain can cause damage by creating a heavy load wherever the ice forms.
  • Ice from freezing rain can build up on any surface making sidewalks and pathways dangerous for falls and slips.

What to do

  • Avoid driving and wait several hours after the storm ends before going anywhere.
  • If you have to drive, check Alberta 511 for current road conditions, make sure you have a well-stocked vehicle emergency kit and use the buddy system so someone knows where you are going and when you expect to get there.
  • If possible, avoid going outdoors. If you have to go outside, dress for the weather and pay close attention to large sheets of ice on buildings, tree branches and power lines, which could fall unexpectedly.

Extreme cold

In Alberta, an extreme cold warning is issued when temperatures or the wind chill index reach minus 40°C or colder. Being exposed even for short periods in these conditions can be dangerous.

Protect yourself and your loved ones

  • Stay safe, warm and protected.
  • Stay indoors when possible. If you have to travel by car, know your route ahead of time and make sure you have a well-stocked emergency kit in your vehicle.
  • Dress in warm, windproof layers. Watch for signs of frostbite, which can occur in less than 10 minutes in extreme cold.
  • When working outside, do not over exert yourself. Sweating can lead to hypothermia, which can be fatal.
  • Make sure your pets have warm shelter during a cold snap.

Financial preparedness

In all cases of severe weather, you can reduce stress by being financially prepared to handle emergencies.

  • Speak to an insurance agent about your specific needs.
  • Know your insurance options and policy limits. Make sure your home, vehicle, business and belongings are protected. Talk to your insurance agent to learn about what is not covered in your insurance policy.
  • If possible, consider an emergency savings account to cover temporary expenses while you are out of your home.
  • If you can, keep emergency cash handy in case banking services are unavailable.
  • If you are evacuated, keep all receipts for additional expenses.
  • Prepare a detailed list of all your belongings. For more information, see Home Inventory.
  • Know the 7 steps for making a home insurance claim. For more information, see Claims Management.
  • The Disaster Recovery Program may provide assistance for uninsurable loss and damage.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is ready to answer your questions. Connect with them by email at askibcwest@ibc.ca or by telephone at 1-844-227-5422. For more information on insurance preparedness, visit IBC.

Staying informed

Staying informed during emergencies can save your life. Protect yourself and your loved ones by downloading the Alberta Emergency Alert app to receive critical, life-saving alerts.

You can also find out more information by contacting your community directly to find out where they post updated information during emergencies.

Before you travel, check Alberta 511 for current road conditions.

Helping others

Check with your community to learn how to help others during severe weather events. If you are concerned for someone’s safety, call:

  • 211 if someone is in distress or in an unsafe place
  • 911 if they’re unconscious or need medical help