B. C. Forbes

Bertie Charles Forbes was a Scottish-born American financial journalist and author who founded Forbes magazine. Forbes was born in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, in Scotland, the son of Agnes and Robert Forbes, a storekeeper and tailor. After studying at University College, Dundee, in 1897 Forbes worked as a reporter and editorial writer with a local newspaper until 1901 when he moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he worked on the Rand Daily Mail under its first editor, Edgar Wallace, he emigrated to New York City in the United States in 1904 where he was employed as a writer and financial editor at the Journal of Commerce before joining the Hearst chain of newspapers as a syndicated columnist in 1911. He left Hearst after two years to become the business and financial editor at the New York American where he remained until 1916, he founded Forbes magazine in 1917 and remained editor-in-chief until his death in New York City in 1954, though assisted in his years by Bruce Charles Forbes and Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, his two eldest sons.

Forbes was the founder of the Investors League in 1942. He died on May 6, 1954, his body was returned to his native Scotland, lies buried in the New Deer Churchyard at Hill of Culsh in New Deer, Aberdeenshire. B. C. Forbes authored several books: Finance and the Business of Life Men Who Are Making America Forbes Epigrams Men Who are Making the West Automotive Giants of America How to Get the Most Out of Business 101 Unusual Experiences America's Twelve Master Salesmen Works by or about B. C. Forbes at Internet Archive Online Books by B. C. Forbes at The Online Books Page Bertie Charles Forbes papers at Syracuse University Special Collections Research Center

École J. H. Picard School

École J. H. Picard School is an elementary and senior high school located in Edmonton, Canada, it is presently the only Catholic school in Western Canada that provides complete French Immersion education from kindergarten to grade 12. The school is named after Joseph Henri Picard, a francophone politician from Edmonton and was opened on September 9, 1973 at a cost of $1 210 000.00 to replace l'Académie Assomption, a private girls school run by the Sisters of the Assumption, College St. Jean for boys; the original location of the school was located at 8828 95 Street since 1984 in the Bonnie Doon community not far from Campus Saint Jean, Edmonton's French Quarter. Many dignitaries attended the official opening of the school including. Governor Dr. Grant MacEwan; the school remained at that location until 1984, when it moved to its current location, 7055 99 St NW the location of St. Mary's high school; the former location of Picard became École Maurice-Lavallée, a francophone rather than French immersion school, became part of a separate board following the 1990 Mahe v Alberta court case.

In 2000 the parents' council for J. H. Picard helped fund the building of a new playground; as early as the late 1990s J. H. Picard was place on the list for a major modernization which would have included a updated theater space. In 2011, the ECSD Board of trustees decided to place J. H. Picard as the number one priority for relocation on their Capital plan; the plan would have entailed relocation of the Junior and Senior high school to the Silverberry district of south east Edmonton. The new location would have been shared a property with the adjacent Meadows community Recreation Center as well with a possible new Edmonton Public Schools high school. Due to pressure from the current parents committee at the time the Catholic School board trustee board changed their minds and shelved the relocation plan. In 2014 the Edmonton Catholic School board approved and commenced construction of the modernization of the 99th Street site, which temporarily displaced the elementary grades to across the field at the former St. Margaret school building.

Construction was completed in February 2017. Renovations included an expansion of the parking lot, a new sound and recording studio, newly renovated Drama instruction and rehearsal space as well as other modernizations of technology. École J. H. Picard is now as arts academy with an emphasis on the fine arts and performing arts; the drama program has put on numerous productions, including Othello, West Side Story, for the first time in its history put on a Jr. High Production: the Lion King.' The students operate an inhouse daily broadcast call JHPTV, as well as taking advantage of social media and email to replace the monthly newsletter "The Picardien."The school continues to field sports teams in Junior and Senior high, participating in Soccer, Volleyball and Track & Field. The school sports teams are known as the Pumas. School website


WCEN-FM is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. WCEN has been licensed in Hemlock, Michigan since 2001, it first began broadcasting in 1959 and was licensed in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The station has been playing country music since 1969 and as a full-time format since 1980. On Oct. 16, 1948, Paul A. Brandt, a Mount Pleasant, Mich. businessman, applied to the Federal Communications Commission for a broadcast station construction permit. On April 21, 1948, the FCC granted a construction permit for station building began. On Aug. 8, 1949, WCEN-AM went on the air for the first time as a 500-watt, AM daytime only station on 1150 kHz. The studios were located in downtown Mount Pleasant at 112½ E. Broadway, above Voisin's Jewelry store; the transmitter was located about one mile south of the city limits, just east of U. S. 27 on Bluegrass Road. In late 1949, Steve Cole became general manager. On Dec. 17, 1951, the FCC granted. On Feb. 26, 1952, the station began full-time operation on 1150 kHz with 1,000 watts, non-directional daytime, 500 watts directional nighttime power.

In late 1953, the WCEN studios were moved from downtown Mount Pleasant to the Bluegrass Road transmitter site. In 1959, WCEN-FM went on the air at 94.5 MHz. The FM transmitter and antenna were co-located at the Bluegrass Road location. In 1969, a country format was tried for the first time on the 94.5 frequency. Afterwards, 94.5 turned into a full-time country station as "94 Country". This came with an upgrade in 1990 which moved both the AM and FM transmitters to a location near Coleman, Michigan; the new thousand-foot FM tower and erp of 100,000 watts for WCEN provided the maximum Class C1 coverage area, reaching much of Mid-Michigan including the Tri-Cities. The entire Tri-Cities station group was sold to Wilks Broadcasting for $6 million. In November 2000, WCEN-AM at 1150 went silent after 51 years serving the Mount Pleasant area. WCEN has a strong signal with the ability to reach the Mid-Michigan Thumb. During certain atmospheric conditions, it has the tendency to reach the Far northern Oakland County area, however the signal is not strong that far south.

WCEN can be heard in western Sanilac County and under the right conditions, as far east as Marlette. WCEN has a large coverage area; the current lineup is as follows The Moose Morning Show with Jim Biggins and Jodi K. Lunch / Afternoon Gerry Clark Afternoon Drive / Evenings Joby Phillips Evenings / Late Nights The Big Time With Whitney Allan Overnights Weekends / Fill-ins Query the FCC's FM station database for WCEN Radio-Locator information on WCEN Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WCENWCEN History page