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Gary Poignant

Gary Poignant

Freelance writer Gary Poignant writes lifestyle features for Alberta Prime Times. He's been part of the team since 2019.

Recent Work by Gary

Let the good times roll

Let the good times roll

Remember the roller rink? Nostalgia and fun are front and centre at what is now Alberta's only indoor roller-skating rink.
Food bank for struggling veterans a valuable resource

Food bank for struggling veterans a valuable resource

The Veterans Association Food Banks in Edmonton and Calgary offer food, resources and other supports to military vets.
Wearing your heart on your skin

Wearing your heart on your skin

Do you have a tattoo? Thinking of getting one? Regret one? Share your tattoo story with us, at lhaines@prime.greatwest.ca
Senior for hire

Senior for hire

Whether out of choice or necessity, seniors are on the job, making up almost 20 per cent of the labour force in Alberta. And that number will continue to grow as the population ages.
Just take those old records off the shelf

Just take those old records off the shelf

What's in your music collection? Albums and 45s? What about cassettes and even eight-track tapes? There's still a supply for fans of every format.
Seniors who smoke: Can you light up while living in a care home?

Seniors who smoke: Can you light up while living in a care home?

Should smokers have to quit to live in care facilities, or is there a will to accommodate them?
A drive down memory lane

A drive down memory lane

Are you a classic car lover? Then this museum in Edmonton should be on your list of must-sees.
Tennis, anyone?

Tennis, anyone?

Though pickleball has become the darling of racquet sports for many seniors, tennis groups want to remind people it's a fine alternative.
News anchor Gord Steinke leaving the desk to hit the open road

News anchor Gord Steinke leaving the desk to hit the open road

After a thirty-year ride in the news business, Edmonton broadcaster ready to take his foot off the gas
Cheering for both/either side in the Battle of Alberta

Cheering for both/either side in the Battle of Alberta

Whoever wins round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs, fans and businesses alike agree it's good for all Albertans. Share your fan pics on our Facebook page or send to lhaines@prime.greatwest.ca. We'll share the Battle of Alberta excitement with our readers!