Over the past few launchings of Ponderings, we travelled the Peace River and worked the land in the Peace Country. The river and the land have defined this area – from their esthetics to their practicality, both of which history suggests were, and remain, drawing cards for those contemplating living in an environment beyond a big city, with many amenities those larger areas boast. The area attracted all manner of people – continues to do so to add to the already diverse population.
Dr. Leslie Robinson, a dentist, is one of those, who saw the advantages of living and practising in northern Alberta in the early years. The Peace River was his highway. A few years after his arrival in the Peace Country, he used it to outreach his dental practice in Fort Vermilion, initially at the behest of Dr. Harold A. Hamman, the physician for the First Nations people