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Yam is the answer

Yam is the answer

Your friends from the city are in town and are sick of that damn Grassi Lakes Trail.
Performers praise folk fest

Performers praise folk fest

This year’s Canmore Folk Music Festival was a big hit – with the performers. Jason Wilson, who played Sunday (July 31) evening with Dick Gaughan, said it was his first time at the festival and he loved every moment of it.

Exhibit highlights historic Robson expedition

The Rainbow Mountains comprise a small range on the Alberta/B.C. border which include Mount Robson, as well as the mountains surrounding the Canadian Rockies’ highest peak.

Feet integral part of art for painter

Ontario artist Mitchell Fenton paints with his feet. While he isn’t physically putting a brush between his toes, Fenton relies on the ‘getting there’, preferably by foot – especially in the Rocky Mountains – to prime his artistic pump.
MBF gets folk fest going

MBF gets folk fest going

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald was full of excitement after playing the opening main-stage performance at the Canmore Folk Music Festival, Saturday (July 30). “I love Canmore,” he said.

Rockies murder mystery highlights railway history

Canada’s Rocky Mountains mean many things to many people – playgrounds for climbers and skiers, symbols of inspiration for painters and sculptors and fascinating research sites for geologists and biologists.

First novel offers insight into health care

Drawing from a 30-year career as a kidney specialist, Robert Allan Bear has penned a sensitive and thoughtful account of life in a dialysis unit that invites us to not only consider our health care system, but what it means to be a patient suffering
Ukulele, cello to meld at folk festival

Ukulele, cello to meld at folk festival

Ukulele lovers are in for a great treat this weekend. The Canmore Folk Music Festival will present James Hill, a ukulele master from Langley, B.C., Saturday (July 30).

Baka Beyond returns to The Banff Centre

The hills are alive with the sounds of African-inspired fusion folk music. First, the Nigerien group Etran Finatawa, a mix of nomadic desert tribal sounds, plays this weekend at the Canmore Folk Music Festival. Then, on Aug.
Lady brings the blues

Lady brings the blues

When they say everything’s bigger in the Lone Star state, it’s probably no surprise the saying can also refer to guitar-driven, belt it out blues.