Canmore environmentalist Shannon Ripley is one of a ‘rind.’ A soil scientist with a soft spot for community composting, she’s done heaps to help enrich the Bow Valley since moving to the mountains in 2015.
Lloyd "Buddy" Wesley leaned over the table with a sad grace as he sorted through his papers in preparation for his weekly Stoney language and culture class at Canmore’s artsPlace. I stood in the doorway on that warm evening in early June 2021, and watched him for a moment, taking him in. I could tell something was bothering him; he was carrying the weight of the world on his back.
On a clear spring morning, Rob Heule takes in the sunrise atop the Great Divide; British Columbia to one side, Alberta to the other. He studies a dozen different ski objectives in the golden light. The obvious descents would take him west to “Beautiful British Columbia” but, Rob has a different plan.
In Banff National Park, a group of artists held up a print of one of Catharine Robb Whyte’s paintings and spent time discerning where exactly she would have stood to paint it. The differences were startling, particularly the shrinking glaciers.