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MD evacuation a success on short notice

Tuesday, 12 September 2017.

MD evacuation a success on short notice
Following extreme fire behaviour and the advancement of the Kenow fire through Waterton Lakes National Park on Monday, the Municipal District of Pincher Creek implemented a voluntary evacuation for residents nearest the park boundaries.

Memorable mural lost to modernization

Saturday, 02 September 2017.

Memorable mural lost to modernization
With the new park came a giant mural inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Scripture and local history, all painted onto the bricks of the original gym. The mural was designed by Sherry Chanin, a teacher from Crowsnest Consolidated High School. It required over 30 volunteers and several weeks to complete.

FACES: Not your typical summer camp experience

Thursday, 31 August 2017.

FACES: Not your typical summer camp experience
You may have heard teenagers, parents and teachers speak highly of the Facilitating Awareness and Character building Experiences for Students program. To spend an evening listening to students share their experiences and watching them reunite with their families, gives one a completely different perspective of this summer camp.

A personal view of the solar eclipse

Tuesday, 29 August 2017.

A personal view of the solar eclipse
I wanted to watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, so I got ready by poking a pinhole in an index card, and grabbing a piece of white paper to project the image onto, while facing away from the sun. But a friend suggested I try using binoculars as well, of course facing away from the sun, and pointing the big end towards the sun.