St. Anthony of Padua Church and Cemetery
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St. Anthony of Padua Church and Cemetery

St. Anthony of Padua Church and Cemetery are located southwest of Medicine Hat. The church has fallen into disrepair and seems to stand as a symbol of a past reality now fading. A story entitled “Tattered rural church tells an historic story” written by Gillian Slade and published in the Medicine Hat News on July…

Searching for Spring Along the Road to Mandy Lake
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Searching for Spring Along the Road to Mandy Lake

It’s nearing the end of April, 2022 here in Alberta, Canada. The cherry blossom season has already come and is long gone in Japan this year. So I don’t think it is too much to ask to expect to capture a little bit of spring “springing”, or nature “naturing” as I embark on a little…

A Satisfying Hike Over Lake Ice to the Domino “Puzzle” Cache
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A Satisfying Hike Over Lake Ice to the Domino “Puzzle” Cache

The journey wasn’t a particularly difficult one. A geocaching buddy Hugh and I trudged across lake ice early in March, 2021 to get to an island on which a “puzzle” geocache was hidden. The story of that experience could be made more dramatic if two of us were hunched over walking into howling wind and…

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery lies 32 kms northeast of the town of Athabasca, Alberta and serves the Spruce Valley district. The church is painted with an unusual colour scheme compared to the many other churches I’ve visited in rural Alberta, and it seemed to match fall colours surrounding it….