After CBC’s Land and Sea profiled him earlier this year, Newfoundland’s Jack Carey (a.k.a. The Snowshoe Man) received so many phone calls he was, one might say, stunned as a caplin. “Have you ever called before?” he asked when we telephoned for this interview. “No? Well then, have I ever called you? No? So, you’re not waiting for snowshoes yet? Then hold on while I get a pen, in case you want to order a pair.”
Keeping warm in Alberta is somewhat of a science, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t also be an art. Take the woollens designed by Fen and Bill Purven-Smith at their artisan mill just east of Carstairs.
Book review: Architecture, Town Planning and Community
After 50 years in business, Edmonton’s Italian Centre is celebrating Christmas in a tasty new way. The pastry counter at the new southsidelocation will be baking its own panettone.
Thanks to the 19-year-old program and countless innovative citizens across the province, Alberta small towns from Black Diamond to Wetaskiwin are increasingly looking to the past to ensure their futures – the premise being that a revitalized downtown core generates business, boosts tourism and fosters community pride.
Zip up the parka, head outdoors and look up, waaay up, you’ll find it’s the best time of year for viewing the northern lights – though for maximum display, you’ll want to head north.
As George Orwell observed in his 1938 memoir of the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia, Barcelona is constantly evolving
Go back in time at the Selkirk Hotel
In a climate of polar air masses, it pays to be ice-ready
Drug-impaired drivers can be tough to spot, but police are tightening the net
Canada’s continental divide needs big-game menus to match the big-frame vistas
The ice may be cracked and the air thin, but when the puck drops in northern India’s Little Tibet it’s game on – Ladakhi style
A lack of predators on the Galapagos Islands has resulted in creatures unafraid to ogle the tourists
Every year since 1906, the Alpine Club of Canada has pitched camp at a lofty location – the Rockies, the Purcells, the Selkirks – and invited 40 climbers a week to kiss high heaven
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