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Atlas Coal Mine, Drumheller, Alberta


Monday, September 19th, 2011 — 11:05am PDT
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Last week I was on a tour with travel media exploring the Alberta Badlands prior to the Go Media conference in Edmonton, hosted by the Canadian Tourism Commission. We started off with a whirlwind tour of Drumheller and one of our next stops was the Atlas Coal Mine. Since it closed three decades ago, this […]

Boston Pizza Kids Card Giveaway


Monday, September 19th, 2011 — 9:30am PDT
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Boston Pizza led off the school year with a campaign to support local children and families in need through the Boston Pizza Foundation. For $5 you could purchase a Kids Card, with proceeds going to the foundation, that you could use to purchase 5 kids meals. Funds raised through the Kids Card campaign support local, […]

Photos: Dinosaur Provincial Park Badlands


Saturday, September 17th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT
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I’m a West Coast girl, born and raised. My boots are muddy 10 months of the year, I can tell the difference between a spruce, cedar, or pine cone, and I know that while seaweed is smelly at low-tide, it’s delicious on a specialty hot dog. I’m used to damp, mossy, lush green coastal forests […]

Terry Fox Memorial Unveiling


Friday, September 16th, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT
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If you were around BC Place this morning, you may have seen and heard hundreds of kids running down the street and to the foot of Robson Street as part of the ceremony to unveil the new Terry Fox memorial. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr With a large crowd of onlookers, BC Premier Christy […]

BC Rivers Day 2011


Thursday, September 15th, 2011 — 1:00pm PDT
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This year is the 31st anniversary of BC Rivers Day, Canada’s largest river appreciation event. The day aims to raise awareness about our province’s waterways through event partnerships with recreational clubs, conservation organizations, community groups, schools, and more. TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Where False Creek East (Science World), Port Moody When Saturday, September 24, […]

Wild West Badlands Tours Alberta


Thursday, September 15th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT
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I’m in Alberta for the next week on an excursion in the Badlands followed by a travel media conference in Edmonton. Yesterday our small group was picked up at the Calgary airport by Pat “The Bandlands Guy” Mulgrew of Wild West Badlands Tours and we began a whirlwind visit of this unique region. Wild West […]