What happens to your town, and the resident’s sense of self, when the primary economic driver dries up?
It’s a question Albertans are all too familiar with, especially lately. 1,102 more words
Fortune Falls is a pretty little town, based on a single occupation.
Pretty much everybody works for the Mercey Chocolate Company. “I put my faith in Mercey, for Mercey will provide,” its townsfolk sing, in earnest prayer. 775 more words
There used to be rules about topics best avoided in mixed company, but our plugged-in civilization now seems fuelled by its out-loud opinions and outrage. 1,027 more words
Codie McLachlan hits some of our city’s best bashes to snap photos for our weekly Social Seen column. And this week, Journal photographer Larry Wong also helped out with a Social Seen outing. 342 more words
Hawksley Workman was in a bit of a state when he recorded his secular Christmas album. Mind you, so was the entire world: mere months had passed following the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City. 1,008 more words