If you’re ever passing by Orion, Alberta, be sure to stop in at Stevens Hardware and Garage. Chances are Boyd Stevens will be there.
I had the honour of meeting this prairie icon on a sweltering day last summer. Unassuming, cordial, and a favorite of inquiring journalists and ghost-towners alike, he’s also the subject of a recent video short by director, Sean Thonson, recently of Travel Alberta fame (“Remember to Breathe”) called “Passing Orion“.
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