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Forget the heat, it’s the drought causing concern

Forget the heat, it’s the drought causing concern

By , Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The heat dome sitting over Alberta may have dissipated somewhat but drought conditions continue across southern parts of the Western provinces, and Alberta Beef Producers is now asking for government assistance in dealing with the issue. “We are getting into a situation that is pretty dire,” said Brad Dubeau, general manager at Alberta Beef. Alberta Beef…

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Getting down and dirty at Triangle

Getting down and dirty at Triangle

Triangle’s popular weekend of mud bog racing returned July 3-4 after being ditched in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Vehicles charged down the muddy lanes as the Pioneer Threshermans Association hosted the annual event. The mud bog weekend west of High Prairie was the first major event in the area since COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta were lifted July 1. Several hundred…

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Conquering northwest B.C. with briskets and BBQ

Conquering northwest B.C. with briskets and BBQ

By Binny Paul, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter11-Jul-21 Bevan Sweeney is a neighbour everyone would love to live next to in Terrace. The smell of wood-smoked, flavourful briskets and pork shoulders is what Sweeney’s whole neighbourhood smells like at six in the morning when he pulls out the meat from the smoker pits in his backyard. And to add to it, he loves…

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Senior cyclists tour High Prairie region

Senior cyclists tour High Prairie region

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News14-Jul-21 Several avid cyclists in their golden years are on tour in the High Prairie region. Calling their group Cycleforward, the cyclists were on trek from Slave Lake to the High Prairie region July 4-10, says Walter Preugschas, of Barrhead, one of nine cyclists. “The cyclists range from ages 63-74,” says Preugschas, a councillor for the County of…

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Northern tourism need open borders to bring ‘ghost town’ back to life, says Wapusk Adventures owner

Northern tourism need open borders to bring ‘ghost town’ back to life, says Wapusk Adventures owner

By Dave Baxter, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter David Daley says he has watched over the last year as the pandemic has devastated his business and his mental health, and turned his home community of Churchill into a “ghost town.” “Mentally I’m just done,” Wapusk Adventures long-time owner David Daley said on Thursday morning from his home in Churchill. “We’re in trouble, we…

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Drag racing returns to northwest B.C. after pandemic hiatus

Drag racing returns to northwest B.C. after pandemic hiatus

By Binny Paul, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Vintage cars, high horsepower, the smell of burnt rubber and adrenaline returned to Terrace with the first drag race of Northwest Regional Raceway’s 2021 season held over the weekend of July 9-11.  The race operated by the Terrace Drag Race Association (TDRA) took place at an unused airstrip of the Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat, where…

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Artists have a picnic painting pop-up tables

Artists have a picnic painting pop-up tables

By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The work of local artists adorns picnic tables around the city this summer as part of a Tourism Richmond pop-up project. There are 31 tables in total, grouped in seven areas. Each area has at least one table painted by a local artist. At Britannia Shipyards, two tables are painted by Phoenix Art Workshop owner…

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Make sure you’re wearing a hat when the Northern Lights appear, cautions Inuk Elder in film

Make sure you’re wearing a hat when the Northern Lights appear, cautions Inuk Elder in film

By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Windspeaker.com Correction please: Paragraph 3. There are 11 short films that will play at this year’s Future of Film Showcase not 16 as reported. Inuk Elder Naulaq LeDrew now gets a chuckle out of a story that has been passed down through generations to children. LeDrew recalls she might have been as young as three…

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Senior appeals golf cart decision

By Sean Oliver, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Without the ability to go where they want, individuals are severely limited in their ability to do what they want. Mobility creates independence. Such was the argument Vivian Strandquist of Blairmore presented to Crowsnest Pass council during the May 11 council meeting. Ms. Strandquist originally wrote to council back in March requesting a municipal exemption…

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