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Derek Saretzky, suspect in Blairmore double murder, fit to stand trial

RCMP say the man accused of killing a two-year-old southwestern Alberta girl and her father has been found fit to stand trial.

Derek Saretzky, 22, is charged with first-degree murder… 256 more words


Alberta Snapshot: Chinook Lake trek.

My hubby and I made a quick dash to the Crowsnest Pass a couple of weeks ago, and spent a Friday morning and afternoon hiking through the beautiful forest that surrounds Chinook Lake.   70 more words


Bluff Mountain, 24 October 2015

Wow!  Until today, every time that I’d think about ascending Bluff Mountain, I’d get the theme song from Mad TV’s “Lowered Expectations” going through my head.   2,996 more words

Scrambles & Hikes

Greenhill Ridge, 24 October 2015

After an enjoyable ascent of Bluff Mountain via the SE ridge, Brad and I decided to do a loop and tag the summit of Greenhill Ridge on our descent.   1,032 more words

Scrambles & Hikes

Fortney: Crowsnest Pass mourns father and daughter during stirring memorial

A newborn baby swaddled in pink; a chubby-cheeked toddler proudly holding up her newest stuffed animal; and a little girl exuberantly hugging her mom, her dad, her grandma — her smile always accompanied by that now-familiar scrunched-up nose. 769 more words

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Public memorial held for Terry Blanchette and Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette

COLEMAN, Alta. – The mayor of the Crowsnest Pass in southwestern Alberta hopes a public memorial for a father and daughter killed last month will help residents come to grips with what happened. 264 more words


Home Again, Home Again

On June 30, 2013, we crossed the Alberta border and headed for home.

After being away for a whole year, we had mixed emotions about returning to Crowsnest Pass: sadness mixed with anxiety because our year-long family adventure was officially over, and anticipation and excitement about seeing our house and the friends we had missed so much. 141 more words