Something happening here

Something happening here

“There’s something happening here,” sang the members of Buffalo Springfield when they recorded For What It’s Worth on December 5, 1966. “What it is ain’t exactly clear,” they continued. That lyric kept repeating itself in my mind as a third candidate under 30 (though I’m completely guessing on their ages) announced his intention to run
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Butt out the window – BAD

Butt out the window – BAD

It drives me crazy when people in vehicles toss cigarettes out the window.  I have this moment of complete disgust and anger, then have an internal debate with myself as to whether or not to call it in.  Unfortunately, it happens all too often, and I’m at a loss as to how to curb the
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Running for Council Tips

Running for Council Tips

Now that Matt Youens has announced his intention to run for Council in the upcoming by-election, it means we have the minimum three names on the ballot required to have a vote.  Not that I was expecting that Christine Burton and Tyran Ault would get acclaimed, but things had become strangely quiet over the past
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Meeting Wayne Gretzky

Meeting Wayne Gretzky

We were escorted to a back stairwell at the Sport and Wellness Centre to meet Wayne Gretzky and his posse of colleagues and protectors, guests of honour at the inaugural One on One Banquet being hosted by the Keyano College Foundation on May 11.  A new addition to its already impressive list of mega fundraising
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Thanks for the memories

Thanks for the memories

After the lights have gone off, the set dismantled and the costumes packed away, all we are left with of The Farnsworth Invention are memories…and pictures.  For over a decade Photomagic in the River City Centre has been donating their photographic services to capture the magic of live theatre at Keyano College.  From a participant’s
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New fishing season

New fishing season

After a long winter, there is nothing more exciting to me than hopping in my Ford Escape, with fishing gear piled in the back, and driving down the water treatment plant road to our fishing spot on the Athabasca River.  I had my first chance to do that on Sunday after the close of The
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The future of the ARTS at Keyano

The future of the ARTS at Keyano

I have found myself in an uncomfortable position over the past 48 hours. As the social media world lit up with cries of Keyano College being “Heartless” owing to its supposed utter abandonment of the arts and treatment of released staff and faculty, I was in one moment the official spokesperson for the institution and
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Farnsworth Chronicles, 22

Farnsworth Chronicles, 22

The first thing I did when the show was over was lay out a few pieces of paper towel, grab my electric shaver, and clip off the hair that had unceremoniously grown in during the last month and a half.  As the clumps fell down, I was taken back over a decade when I went
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Farnsworth Chronicles, 21

Farnsworth Chronicles, 21

And then there was one. We sit on the precipice, about to jump into other projects, summer jobs, and moves to other cities.  Later this evening, the cast and crew of The Farnsworth Invention will go through a long and complicated series of preparatory steps, lines, movements, light and sound cues, and myriad other details
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Farnsworth Chronicles, 20

Farnsworth Chronicles, 20

When we started the rehearsal process for The Farnsworth Invention, it was still winter, if only the last stretch of it.  Now, when we go to the theatre for our nightly performances, the weather is stunning.  Some of the cast – those with time on their hands – spend the afternoon out in the sun,
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