Crowfoot Ferry

This is a story and video I produced after an afternoon prairie drive late last summer. (click image to be redirected to video) Prairie Marinerby Stuart Gradon From it’s source at the Bow Glacier in the Rocky Mountains, the Bow River snakes it’s way through southern Alberta before joining the Oldman River and becoming the […]

PM at Flames game

During Tuesday’s Calgary Flames game against the St. Louis Blues at the Saddledome there were a few suited, rather built, fellows with audio ear pieces – obvious security. It took me a while but I eventually spotted the subject of their attention. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was sitting a couple rows down from my assigned […]

Sparwood avalanche remembered

On December 28, 2008 two groups of recreational snowmobilers journeyed into the backcountry south of Fernie, British Columbia. Eleven men died that day, killed by a succession of avalanches. Most of the men were from the nearby mining town of Sparwood. I was sent with a reporter to Sparwood a year later to see how […]

Guanajuato and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

After the Day of the Dead we headed west to the colonial mountain town of Guanajuato in the state of Jalisco. I believe it’s for towns like this that we travel. Guanajuato was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century when silver was discovered in the surrounding mountains. The colonial architecture and it’s old […]

Mixquic, Mexico

Across Mexico and throughout Latin America the second day of November is reserved for the dead. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the day reserved for families to gather and be in the presence of the souls of their deceased relatives during an evening of celebration and ceremony. Tradition is different from […]

Mexico and Mexico City

Jamie, my girlfriend, and I booked a trip to Mexico a little while ago. Our plan: hit Mexico City and the surrounding area for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Then we would head west to the ‘real’ Mexico in the mountain town of Guanajuato before sipping margaritas on the beaches of Puerto […]