Forgotten Alberta is coming to Brooks

A quick note for any and all who are interested: I will be speaking about topics related to history in the Brooks area on October 5 at the Brooks Public Library. I will also be airing my latest project, Above and Beyond, a short documentary about Bassano’s flying doctor, Alexander G. Scott, for all in […]

Above and Beyond: The living legacy of Dr. Alexander G. Scott

Can you imagine a small-town doctor with an airplane, visiting patients all around southern Alberta 100 years ago? For almost 40 years, Bassano’s Dr. Alexander Gladstone Scott worked around the clock, tending to the well-being of the surrounding frontier communities. With patients spread across many miles, he took to the roads, and then to the […]

It’s gonna rain some more tomorrow

When I was a little boy living out on the farm at Kinnondale, I remember hearing the distinctive song of the Western Meadowlark coming from the fields. “Listen,” dad would say, “he says ‘It’s gonna rain some more tomorrow, it’s gonna rain some more tomorrow’”. The rain seldom came, but hope springs eternal, on the […]

Historic images of western Canadian towns can be found at Prairie-towns.com

(Hover over image to activate slideshow options – Slides courtesy of Glen Lundeen / prairie-towns.com) The launch of Prairie-towns.com signals yet another online endeavour to preserve the history and heritage of Western Canadian communities. Contained within the collection are over 2700 photos, many postcard images, from 400+ communities throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Amongst the total is […]