Monthly Archives: May 2013

Fort St. John Earthquake

Residents of Fort St. John felt the ground rumble Monday night at about 9:30. PJXM News reports that the 4.4 magnitude earthquake was fairly shallow at 5 km deep.  The earth shifted about 18 km southeast of the city.  Dishes … Continue reading

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A Promise of Hope

About five years ago, the story of bipolar disorder, pig vitamins and Health Canada was all over the news.  Probably, you haven’t heard too much about it since. Autumn Stringam, once from Grimshaw, was in the forefront of the controversy.  … Continue reading

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Tent Caterpillars Are Back

There is no chance of escaping the hungry little pests, even if you squish as many as you can catch.  The tent caterpillars are here and have already eaten their way through thousands of poplar tops, most noticeably in the … Continue reading

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Rock Climbing, Anyone?

The Spirit River area isn’t exactly associated with the sport of rock climbing.  We’re on the prairie, after all.  And as anyone who has ever climbed Dunvegan Hill on foot or in a vehicle knows, the hills around here are … Continue reading

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Get Ready…

The long weekend is over and Summer is just around the corner now!  Have you got plans?  Well, maybe this video will inspire something.  You’ll recognize a few of the places in this Travel Alberta promotion.  

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The Prairie Anemone

Yesterday’s post was about all the names people have given to the lovely purple flower that blooms earliest in the spring.  Do you call it a prairie anemone or a crocus?  And what else do you know about this little … Continue reading

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