9 Jun

Seeing Europe by boat

Seeing the European continent from a cruise ship is a very different experience. We booked our first cruise in 1988, and how the times have changed since then. When we were packing back then, we needed an extra suitcase just for...

5 Jun

15 hours to South Korea

Cracking open a beer at 6:00 a.m. at Incheon airport isn’t the way I’d normally celebrate Canada Day. But after 20 hours of travelling, sleeping in airports and nearly missing a flight in Los Angeles, our little tour group from Lethbridge,...

17 May

Three generations share a trip

My family had visited Vancouver Island a few times, but this time we would experience it through my father-in-law’s eyes. It had been a long winter and he wanted to see spring on the coast. My father-in-law, Roy, grew up on...

8 May
Mark Paul at Kerby Centre community outreach

Kerby community reaches out to Calgarians

Over the days that made up the slow descent into self-isolation, social distancing and “essential work only” Kerby Centre may have closed its doors, but its essential work continues. Under health recommendations from the province, the centre was closed to the...

6 May

Look for the helpers in times of crisis

Fred Rogers, of Mister Rogers and PBS fame, had important things to say about helpers. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘look for the helpers,” he said....

5 May

Celebration in quarantine

This year my Birthday was unlike any other Birthday I have ever had. To be honest, I really didn’t know what to expect and I tried my best to keep my expectations low given the current COVID-19 situation unfolding in...

4 May

I badly needed a job, in a well-heated office!

January 2020 was the fifty-first anniversary of my first and only employment interview for any job. It was an experience probably never to be repeated by anyone as hiring practices have changed so much over the decades. Businesses have indisputably...

7 Apr
Lou Lamy
Featured | Opinion

Lou Lamy and 1st Canadian Parachutes

Lucien “Lou” Lamy was born in northern Manitoba in 1925. He served in the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in World War Two. Every year, his group of former paratroopers would meet on the anniversary of D-Day in June to commemorate...