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At 78, Joyce Smith keeps vintage country music alive

At 78, Joyce Smith keeps vintage country music alive

For traditional country singer Joyce Smith, 78, one of those life changing moments came in 1961 in a hockey rink in Killam.
Fans never get tired of the accordion

Fans never get tired of the accordion

As a teenager growing up in Austria, Inge Donnelly’s mother asked her if she’d like to learn to play an instrument. Donnelly didn’t take long to answer – it was the accordion. “It could be sort of my heritage,” says Donnelly.
Our new movie columnist looks ahead to February

Our new movie columnist looks ahead to February

February brings with it Valentines Day and images of Cupid, hearts and boxes of chocolate swirling around young lover’s heads ... unless you’re at the movies. This month Hollywood flips the script, looking at the downside of life and love.
Our new movie columnist looks ahead to February

Our new movie columnist looks ahead to February

February brings with it Valentines Day and images of Cupid, hearts and boxes of chocolate swirling around young lover’s heads ... unless you’re at the movies. This month Hollywood flips the script, looking at the downside of life and love.
The original Man of Steele

The original Man of Steele

Sam Steele, by Rod Macleod University of Alberta Press, 326 pp., $39.99 Even a legend in Canada’s police and military history could be just another man.

The original Man of Steele

Sam Steele, by Rod Macleod University of Alberta Press, 326 pp., $39.99 Even a legend in Canada’s police and military history could be just another man.
Woman ranchers get their due

Woman ranchers get their due

Ranching Women in Southern Alberta, by Rachel Herbert University of Calgary Press, 166 pp., $29.95 “This book intends to write ranch women into western history,” the author says in the introductory chapter.
Woman ranchers get their due

Woman ranchers get their due

Ranching Women in Southern Alberta, by Rachel Herbert University of Calgary Press, 166 pp., $29.95 “This book intends to write ranch women into western history,” the author says in the introductory chapter.
Your great big 2018 news quiz

Your great big 2018 news quiz

So this is it – another year has come and gone. It seems almost impossible that we are nearing the end of the second decade of the 21st century (shouldn't we be driving space cars by now?), but here we are.
A gift to Canada’s first mosque for its 80th

A gift to Canada’s first mosque for its 80th

The Al-Rashid Mosque, Canada’s first and one of the earliest in North America, was established in Edmonton against all odds and has become an enduring success story of community, resilience and the constant striving for peace.