The following article first appeared in The Echo of Cantley Volume 34 no 6, December 2022. This article is made available for the enjoyment of others with the express permission of the Echo of Cantley.
From 1829 until the early 1960s, Cantley was predominantly a farming community. Farming was not easy here on the edge of the rocky Canadian Shield, but our farmers managed to survive with hard work, ingenuity and the help of family and neighbours. Winter was, of course, the most difficult season, especially since most Cantley farms had no electricity or running water until the late 1950s.
We hope these photos of Cantley’s winters will help you to imagine and appreciate life in Cantley – then and now. Enjoy!