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Reader’s Diary #1103- Katie Bickell: Four Blue Capsules

Posted March 16, 2014 by John Mutford

(This is a pre-scheduled post to appear while I road-tripping around Alberta.)A very short story, flash in fact, “Four Blue Capsules” by Katie Bickell, manages to pack in a lot of serious emotion. It’s clear from the very beginning that there’s somethi…

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Why you need to check out Bend Sinister on tour this spring

Posted March 17, 2014 by Nora Meszaros

If you can’t remember the last time you listened to good progressive rock – or if you’ve been comfortably hiding away in a little nook since 2001 – it’s time to sit up and pay attention to this. Progressive-indie compilation Bend Sinister are slated to make several North American appearances to promote their third and
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Trevor Alguire Announces New Album & Tour Dates

Posted March 11, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

Ottawa singer/songwriter Trevor Alguire has announced that he will release his fifth album Miles Away on April 22. To celebrate, he’s shared a free stream of the title track; The Jason Jakmunas-produced album was recorded at Metropolitan Studios in Ottawa. Alguire recorded the 11 track effort live off the floor with minimal instrumentation to capture the
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Grotto Creek Canyon – Bow Valley – Hiking Alberta

Posted January 29, 2014 by hikingwithbarry

Plans to snowshoe at Lake Louise are altered by atrocious winter driving conditions. The flashing lights of emergency vehicles, attending to several cars which have spun off the TransCanada Highway, convince Seija and I to abandon the original mission in favor of an alternative … Continue reading

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Reader’s Diary #1104- Roxanne Felix: The Debut

Posted March 23, 2014 by John Mutford

(This is a pre-scheduled post, to appear while I am road tripping around Alberta.)Newfoundland has a strong, noticeable culture. But from my perspective, I don’t think it has a lot of traditions, certainly not a lot of formal ones. I’m sure there are p…

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Reader’s Diary #1100- Susan Calder: Last Watch

Posted March 3, 2014 by John Mutford

Usually when my family plans a vacation I like to spend the time leading up to it reading stuff written by people from our destination. For March break this year, we’re planning something more low key than in the past: Alberta. That’s right, a simple r…

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Is the trip half finished or half started?

Posted March 19, 2014 by Tim Rast

Knapping with the BAS in ProvostI’m at the midway point of this flintknapping tour of Alberta and Saskatchewan and things are going great. Yesterday afternoon I was talking with students at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton and the night before that…

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Autumn in Bowmont and Baker Parks – Calgary, Alberta

Posted January 24, 2014 by hikingwithbarry

It is fair to say an Autumn day in the southern foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains is more subtle than the explosion of color enjoyed by our eastern friends in the Maritime Provinces, Québec and Ontario.  We may not be particularly competitive with Manitoba, Saskatchewan, … Continue reading

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Real Ponchos Announce Debut Album

Posted April 3, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

Vancouver’s Real Ponchos have announced that they will release their debut album Since I Let You Go independently on May 6. To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of the track ‘Outta This Place’; The album was one of the last recorded at The Hive Creative Lab before it closed in July 2013. The band
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Half Moon Run release new video, join 2014 Osheaga line-up

Posted March 19, 2014 by Nora Meszaros

You’ve probably heard of Half Moon Run if you’re a music festival regular or you’ve attended one or more of: M for Montreal, Great Escape, SXSW, and CMW. In the event that you’re not an acronym junkie, or maybe you just prefer music at home your own way, you should definitely check out this indie-folk-electronica
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Doing Politics Differently: In Conversation with Elizabeth May and Alberta Green Party Leader Janet Keeping

Posted April 7, 2014 by Anonymous
Event Date: 
12 April 2014 – 2:30pm

Join Elizabeth May, MP and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, and Janet Keeping, Leader of the Alberta Green Party in a discussion of it means to do politics differently and why it is important for Greens to practice politics in a different way. 

Date: Saturday, April 12

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 pm, 

Location: Alexandra Centre (in the “Dance Hall”), 922 – 9 Ave SE, Inglewood, Calgary

This event is open to the public; Admission: $ 10 (please plan to pay in cash)

For more information, visit the event Facebook page

Doing Politics Differently: In Conversation with @ElizabethMay and Janet Keeping of @GreenPartyAB

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Reader’s Diary #1102- Lori Hahnel: Beware of God

Posted March 9, 2014 by John Mutford

March is Alberta Short Story Month here at the Book Mine Set and today’s, “Beware of God,” is from Lori Hahnel, published in 2004 at Plum Ruby Review.With a title like “Beware of God,” you’re probably expecting either something really heavy or somethin…

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Green Sanctuary Special Event: Connecting Spirituality and Environmental Action

Posted April 7, 2014 by Anonymous

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12 April 2014 – 7:00pm

Join Elizabeth May and friends for an evening of dialogue, centered on the relationship between spiritual practice and en…

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Waterfall Valley – Winter – Calgary – Hiking Alberta

Posted February 26, 2014 by hikingwithbarry

Waterfall Valley is an easy, urban hike located in Bowmont Natural Environment Park along the north shore of the Bow River in northwest Calgary, Alberta.  This winter hike begins from home in Bowness heading north to a park entrance in the cul-de-sac … Continue reading

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