The arrival of the off-season at the end of March was a shock, so focused was I on delivering a peak playoff performance that I wasn’t prepared for what came next. ...
I was 15 years old when St. Albert was shaken by the deaths of an entire family. A young man my age systematically shot his mother (Susan, 41), step-father (Maurice, 46) and two sisters (Islay, 12 and Janelle, 10) at their family home in Valleyview. I did not know the murderer, nor will I name h...
One July night a long time ago, two men taught me something important. After watching those grainy pictures of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the surface of the moon and into history, my father made me go outside. As a 10-year-old, I couldn’t possibly grasp the significance of what had just happene...
Like many St. Albert film fans, I was fairly well and true bummed out when I found out that Grandin Theatres had closed. There was no notice, no wrap party. It just went out with a whisper. Barely anyone noticed. They didn’t even seem to tell anybody, simply finished the last screening, tur...
It's a still, chilly, minus 10 degree afternoon. I stand, isolated on the edge of a 35-metre drop. From the south rim of Maligne Canyon, one can easily see past the abyss to the north side. Chatting with my daughter Robin on the opposite edge, I can clearly make out her expression as she talks, s...