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‘We owe the Stollery so much’

‘We owe the Stollery so much’

By Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On Sunday Aug. 29, young Alberta entrepreneurs served up cool glasses of lemonade for a good cause, raising funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. For Kisti-Lee German and her family, the day was personal. After spending months in this hospital with her micro-preemie, German found out about Lemonade Stand Day and knew she had to…

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Fort Nelson fire hall family keeping strong

Fort Nelson fire hall family keeping strong

By Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative The Northern Rockies Fire Department has had a quiet season this summer, but continues to keep busy training and serving the community.  Deputy Fire Chief Hayward Sheppard says two challenges when it comes to firefighting are the small community and the amount of area the department covers.  “You’re always working with a small group, and you…

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Moosomin’s labyrinth open for public use.

Moosomin’s labyrinth open for public use.

By Spencer Kemp, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Moosomin Labyrinth is now open for the public to use. Carol Adair, who came up with the idea for the Labyrinth and presented it to Moosomin town council, says that the labyrinth provides an opportunity to take time and reflect while walking through it.  “It felt good. I was happy, really happy to see…

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Boardgame demo comes to Strathmore, becomes an immediate hit with local community

Boardgame demo comes to Strathmore, becomes an immediate hit with local community

By John Watson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A Calgary-based board game designer and publisher visited Strathmore over the weekend to host a demo of his upcoming game at Hob’s Hobbies.  Matthew Killeen is working to generate some excitement in the board game community local to Calgary and the surrounding area over The Adventures of Tennessee James. Game demos have been hosted in…

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City planning more community gardens

City planning more community gardens

By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The city is hoping to add more community gardens to address the long waiting list of interested residents, and is looking for public feedback. “These gardens build community by bringing people together to share their gardening knowledge and stories. The numerous benefits derived from community gardens deem them special places and the city would like…

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Rare captures in a windy and rainy week

Rare captures in a windy and rainy week

Robyn PerkinsLSLBO Bander-in-Charge Despite the often windy and sometimes raining weather hampering bird activity and frequently keeping our mist-nets closed, it has been an exciting week for the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory. Tennessee warblers continue to migrate south in large flocks and with 1,160 banded so far, we are creeping closer to banding almost double the previous fall record of…

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