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Canadian Red Cross Response For The Alberta Floods


Monday, June 24th, 2013 — 8:33am PDT
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Southern Alberta has been devastated by floods and rising river waters over the last week leaving the City of Calgary, and many surrounding areas, in a state of emergency. Most significant is a large amount of rainfall — up to 200 millimetres in some places. Add in ground that is already saturated because of some […]

Blackfoot Crossing Tipi Camping


Thursday, February 9th, 2012 — 9:48am PDT
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Within just a few days last autumn I spent the night at a ghost town hotel followed by a chilly overnight stay in a tipi at Blackfoot Crossing. The experiences were unforgettable and surreal all at once. I was on a media trip in the Alberta Badlands, a few hours outside of Calgary, with two […]

Last Chance Saloon, Wayne, Alberta


Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 — 11:15am PDT
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The Rosedeer Hotel opened 1913 in the dusty boomtown of Wayne, Alberta. Back then, the population swelled to over 2,500 but since the mines closed up in the 1950s it has dipped to just over two dozen. Over the last 30 years proprietor Fred Dayman, who bought the place from his mother (his uncle owning […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]