Category Archives: Country Living

Tracks and Spoor

Guest Blog: Since the announcement of the creation of two provincial parks in southwest Alberta last January, where the recreational use of off-highway vehicles will be phased out, there has been quite a heated discussion about off-highway vehicle use in wilderness … Continue reading

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Where to Shoot?

[Note: The following was first published in the October 2014 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2014 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Where I grew up, in a major metropolitan area, finding a place to shoot a gun was just a … Continue reading

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Preserving Lakeshore

[Note: The following was first published in the June 2014 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2014 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. It’s a reality for some Albertans and a dream for many more—having a lakeshore cottage where the family can … Continue reading

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Walking through or on Snow

[Note: The following was first published in the February 2014 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2014 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. We knew we were going to have trouble as soon as we stuck one of our trucks in the … Continue reading

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Insect Repellant Patches

This has been a particularly bad year for mosquitoes here in Alberta. Our cool and damp spring and summer have produced perfect conditions for eggs to hatch and mosquito larvae to thrive in numerous pools of standing water throughout the … Continue reading

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Yarded Up

With all the snow we’ve had this winter in Alberta, it’s getting tough out there for deer and other large ungulates (hoofed animals). Walking through deep snow takes a lot of energy, especially if the snow has been sitting for … Continue reading

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The Off-season Blues

For those who don’t partake in  outdoor activities in winter, the short and cold days can cause so-called “cabin fever” where people isolate themselves inside their homes and start feeling depressed about their situation. In my February column for the … Continue reading

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Touring the Woods

I’m an avid cross-country skier, and have been for over 40 years, now. Despite all that experience, I’m not all that good at it. I don’t go fast and I don’t rocket down slopes in search of the perfect downhill … Continue reading

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Reluctant Fall Leaves

It has been a strange autumn here in central Alberta. The leaves that normally turn colors and fall to the ground have been reluctant to do so. Now, Alberta is not especially noted for its fall colors but we do … Continue reading

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Owls in My Backyard

If there is just one reason I enjoy living in the country, it is because of the wildlife I can watch from my window or deck. And if there is just one type of bird I enjoy watching, it is … Continue reading

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