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Recovering Fort McMurray

[Note: The following was first published in the June 2016 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2016 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. As I was writing my June column, the forest fires west of Fort McMurray flared and invaded the city. My … Continue reading

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Interesting Times

[Note: The following was first published in the March 2015 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2015 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. The supposedly ancient Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” (as it turns out, neither ancient nor Chinese) … Continue reading

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The Big Disconnect

[Note: The following was first published in the March 2014 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2014 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. It amazes me how some issues get brought to the public’s attention. The tar sands have been under development … Continue reading

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The Demise of Woodland Caribou in Alberta

[Note: The following was first published in the November 2013 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2013 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Third Place, Magazine Feature Article (Other) Outdoor Writers of Canada 2014 National Communications Awards [Preamble: On August 6, 2013, … Continue reading

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Petro Alberta

[Note: The following was first published in the September 2012 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2012 Don H. Meredith For a while I was having difficulty understanding why our governments were backsliding on the conservation of our natural resources as evidenced … Continue reading

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Oil-soaked Birds

It’s an awful image to behold, no matter where it comes from–oil coated and soaked birds either dead or dying. But it’s even more awful to behold in your own province that used to be known for its pristine lakes … Continue reading

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Suncor Tour

The rest of our Wordpower Tour continued without incident. Several of the schools that were missed on Tuesday, were worked into the schedule. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to go to Anzac. On Friday afternoon (April 25) we toured the … Continue reading

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