Volume #2

Hearst (Ontario)

Fall 1996

More Profiles of Former Bradlo Residents

Many of the children of the first Bradlo Settlers are now retired but a few of the baby boomers are still in the work force and are doing very well.

In this issue we will profile two people, Ernest Stefan Bies a Baby Boomer who is still working and Andrew Tapajna a Bradlo original who is now retired after a brilliant career with an Ontario Community College.

If you know of other such stories please document them and foreword them to us.

In the next issue we would like to feature women.


Ernest the youngest child of the late Jan Bies and Anna Hucko (Huckova) original Bradlo Settlers, was born on December 31, 1944.

He graduated from the Hearst High School and went to Toronto where he completed Grade 13 at the Parkdale Collegiate Institute. Ernie then attended the Ryerson Institute of Technology where he obtained a Three Year Diploma in Civil Technology. He then earned a four year Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Carlton University in Ottawa. This qualified him to become a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Ontario.

Ernest Stefan Bies P. Eng. is currently employed by the Public Works and Government Services Canada in Ottawa. He is the Project Manager in Charge of the multidisciplinary team of Architects, Planners, and Engineers that are building the Capital City for the new territory Nunavut. This was formerly a part of the North West Territories. This is a $170 million dollar project scheduled for completion in 1999.

This Project involves providing the infrastructure , roads , housing, and schools, for the new capital city.

In his capacity as project manager Ernie is the technical adviser to the Director of Policy.

The Director of Policy is a former resident of Hearst by way of Mead, Judy Halme Tanguay. Not bad for two kids from the north.

Friends of Bradlo - Newsletter Copyright by Rudy Bies 1997
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