Outside the biggest cities in Alberta, the local newspaper is often the closest thing available to a shared text—something read by most people to find out what’s going on locally and, at times, [...]
I hear children giggling, wood being chopped and wind blowing through towering lodgepole pines as I use the back of a hatchet to tap my tent stakes into the soft, pine-needle-covered earth. It’s [...]
By Jaspreet Singh, Jasmina Odor, Sid Marty, Katherine Govier, Sharon Butala, Bashir Mohamed, Trina Moyles and Rudy WiebePosted
JASPREET SINGH AFTER C-19 More bad news started pouring in from Italy and France and Spain. Switzerland, one of the most affected countries, declared a nationwide emergency. This writer’s [...]
Dawn is breaking January 1, 2020, when I receive a phone call. The paramedic on the other end informs me that my brother, Olivier, has fallen and can’t get up. Administrators of the lodge where Olivier lives have told the paramedic that Olivier has schizophrenia, and the paramedic wants to ...
In August 2019 the government of Alberta invited me to join the 16-person board of governors at the Banff Centre for an initial three-year term. I had applied through normal channels, was vetted, and was grateful for the appointment to this volunteer role at a place I knew well and cared ...
Just tell them we don’t have it here.” That’s what the nurse told me in Killam Hospital, an hour east of Camrose. I’d asked what would happen if a woman came into our ER asking for the morning-after pill. The nurse wasn’t being self-righteous, but simply explaining the policy. As ...