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Kenow Anniversary

Wednesday, 12 September 2018.

Kenow Anniversary
It’s Tuesday, Sept. 11, as I stare at the blank space on this page and contemplate the one-year anniversary of the night the Kenow wildfire rampaged through Waterton Lakes National Park and into the southernmost portion of the MD of Pincher Creek.

Through the eyes of Bob Westrop

Wednesday, 22 August 2018.

Through the eyes of Bob Westrop

It’s debatable whether one first sees or hears Bob Westrop’s truck when it rolls up at a community event.

I’m certain you know the truck I’m talking about — the two-tone brown Chevy, punctuated with rust, dates back to the early ’80s and has a pair of loudspeakers mounted to the roof.

Then and now: Crowsnest Pass Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 02 May 2018.

Then and now: Crowsnest Pass Symphony Orchestra
Perhaps it is common knowledge for those born and raised in the Pass, but this writer was astonished to discover that the Crowsnest Pass Symphony Orchestra began in 1925 and is reputed to be one of the longest-standing amateur orchestras in Alberta.

Storyteller comes home to roost after 59 years

Sunday, 04 February 2018.

Storyteller comes home to roost after 59 years
Stories about dog teams, traplines, a nose-picking hoarder and a lonesome, love-hungry moose named Brian Mulroney paint a rich picture of what life is like in a small northern community, on Jim Green’s CD Dog River Stories.

Pie Man serves up fine British fare

Saturday, 03 February 2018.

Pie Man serves up fine British fare
Jason Pearce has been serving up pies, pasties and fish and chips to Crowsnest Pass since August, when he opened his doors at Blairmore’s Katana Inn. But it’s obvious he is not a rookie pie maker. As one baker to another, I want to know the secret behind the melt-in-your-mouth pastry that tops those pies.

Mr. A loses his locks

Friday, 02 February 2018.

Mr. A loses his locks

“What is with the hair?”

Jason Andrusiak, a Grade 7 and 8 teacher at St. Michael’s School, found himself called out in the hallway for the somewhat unruly hairdo he was sporting last fall.