Exploring Johnston Canyon

This past weekend we ventured out of the city to Banff National Park located west of Calgary in the mountains. In the park we stopped at Johnston Canyon. We walked to the lower falls and then further on to the upper falls. It was a beautiful day for a hike. Here are some photos from... Continue Reading →

A Walk in the Park

This past Monday was the Family Day holiday in Alberta. I spent part of the day exploring nearby Fish Creek Provincial Park, which is Canada's largest urban park. The Bow River and Fish Creek run through the park, which has approximately 30 kilometres of paved trails and about 50 kilometres of shale trails. It was... Continue Reading →

Hoofing it through the Pembina Valley

My mom and I took advantage of a beautiful fall day last Sunday afternoon and went for a hike in the Pembina Valley Provincial Park, which is approximately 30 minutes east of my family farm travelling on a curvy gravel road running parallel to the North Dakota border (for a few miles the road is... Continue Reading →

Livestock and the environment

People and animals have been tied together for thousands of years. There's an "ancient contract" between the two, according to Dr. Henry Janzen, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. But there are strains in that ancient contract. Do we need to rethink this ancient contract in order to minimize our footprint on the environment? asks... Continue Reading →

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