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Looking Back

Apr 17, 2024

Looking Back: Roxy Revival Violin Fundraiser

How is it that the creations of Ovila St. Jean came to be the center piece of the Roxy Revival’s latest funding event?

Apr 3, 2024

Looking Back: When Day Turns to Night

When Day Turns to Night
“With a finger on your lips,
Watch the solar eclipse.”

Mar 6, 2024

Looking Back: A Grimm’s Fairy Tale Comes to Life

Last weekend’s production of Snow White.

Looking Back: An 11 Day Fix

Thirty days has September,
April, June, and November,
All the rest I can’t remember

Feb 7, 2024

Looking Back: Roy Lazzarotto – Standing By Your Guns

Roy was in the Michel Creek Valley mines for 13 years and he saw a lot.

Jan 31, 2024

Looking Back: A Miners Story - Roy Lazzarotto

For a few years I sat on the Bellevue Underground Mine board, working with a wonderful team to volunteers to promote and enhance the mine tour experience there.

Jan 24, 2024

Looking Back: No Safety, Know Pain - Know Safety, No Pain

“A mine is a mine. You go in, you never know if you gonna come out” - Pete Rotella

Jan 17, 2024

Looking Back: FortisAlberta - Fortifying the Force

The very last thing that the FortisAlberta crews did, as part of their Coleman upgrade program here this year, was to install a simple pair of insulators.

Dec 20, 2023

Looking Back: A Wall family Christmas

“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
- Rollo May

Nov 29, 2023

Looking Back: The Great Elephant Escape

Of all the collective nouns you may have heard, like: a parliament of owls or a murder of crows; I’m bettin’ there is one you haven’t come across and that would be:”a profusion of pachyderms”.

Nov 8, 2023

Looking Back: Guardian of the Last Post

The tradition of the playing of the Last Post goes back to around 1790 and was used by the British Army to signify to their soldiers to “stand down” for the day. 

Nov 1, 2023

Looking Back: Messages from the Messenger

Will you love the ‘you’ you hide? If I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside. And never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found. To reshape the world around,
Through my sight and touch and sound. In you and you in me?
The Summons - John L. Bell - 1987

Oct 4, 2023

Looking Back: Some remarkable trees

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky”
- Khalil Gibran

Sept 27, 2023

Looking Back: Reconciliation Every Single Day

Father’s Day, Labour Day and a whole myriad of events are designated as “the day’ for supporting or celebrating that particular thing.  While it is significant to bring the subjects of these days into the light it is also important to remember that in some cases these acknowledgments should be on-going, not just for a day but for every single day of the year. 

Aug 30, 2023

Looking Back: Return to Sound

Age-related hearing loss is a fact of life for many including myself. It is a slow descent into a world of frustration at the inability to discern what is being said because of background noise or sounds that just don’t register.

Aug 16, 2023

Looking Back: Goin’ For Baroque

The remarkable Ximenez Quartet performed flawless baroque works by Mozart, Haydn, Pleyel, Gossec and Ximenez.

Jul 19, 2023

Looking Back: Did not see that coming

On my first trip to the Beltline I discovered, to my astonishment, that there were dozens of spectacular murals located in the streets, avenues and the back alleys of this inner core.  It was totally unexpected and the artwork was over the top and full of messages and creativity.

Jun 14, 2023

Looking Back: Going Down the Trail

The walk is a reminder to all of us that we are all in this together and to watch out for those who are struggling and are uncertain what trail to take.

May 17, 2023

Looking Back: The Bellevue Mine Tour - Ready to Roll

That place of no light is underground in a coal mine and once I got used to the absence of light the uncertainty of being there faded away. 

May 10, 2023

Looking Back: The Road Home - Colton's Journey

I would like to share a story with you. 

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