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SLOBODIAN: Winnipeg teen earned reputation as female Indiana Jones

She slept at the foot of a sphinx in Egypt’s Valley of Kings; almost died of thirst in East Africa; faced fascists, bandits and bubonic plague; survived being kidnapped in China; and visited places no westerner stepped foot in before.

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The thrilling globe-trotting adventures of Winnipeg-born Idris Galicia Hall earned her the title of the female Indiana Jones. She slept at the foot of a sphinx in Egypt’s Valley of Kings; almost died of thirst in East Africa; faced fascists, bandits and bubonic plague; survived being kidnapped in China; and visited places no westerner stepped foot in before. Hall was only 16 in 1922 when s

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Linda Slobodian is the Manitoba Senior Columnist for the Western Standard. She has been an investigative columnist with the Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, and Alberta Report. lslobodian@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Dennis

    September 6, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Yes, Great story, and not about a virus or more government or freak mongering.

  2. Left Coast

    August 8, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Great story Linda . . .
    I grew up in Winnipeg in the 50s & 60s don’t ever recall hearing about this lady.
    Worked for the Tribune till 69 then moved West.

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Royal Canadian Legion ‘saddened’ over vaccine-related protests

Several vaccine related incidents unfolded on Remembrance Day, including the desecration of a war memorial.

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The BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion released a statement regarding vaccine related disruptions that took place during Remembrance Day ceremonies, as well as the desecration of a war memorial. “We are the keepers of remembrance in Canada. As long as we exist we will uphold the tradition of remembrance to ensure Canada’s fallen will not be forgotten,” said Val MacGregor, Presi

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A prominent Calgary psychologist said she's seen an increase in clients coming to her in crisis — especially frontline and healthcare workers — over the last 20 months. Registered psychologist Dr. Angela Grace shared her perspective on supporting her clients through the COVID-19 pandemic in an exclusive interview with the Western Standard. Along with providing "trauma work" for first re

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Elon Musk’s nine must-read books

Musk, co-founder of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company, credits his success to reading books.

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When Elon Musk tires of the world of AI, solar energy and underground tunnelling beneath Los Angeles, what’s left but to get lost in a good book? Musk, co-founder of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company, credits his success to the printed word, according to an article on blinkist.com “I read books,” Musk said when asked how he learned to build rockets. Here are the nine m

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