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How Fort McMurray grew from a sleepy northern frontier community into a boomtown

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

It took Fort McMurray little more than half a century to grow from a town of 1,200 to a city seven times that size.

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Remembering the Pillar

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

The 1966 bombing of Nelson’s Pillar in Dublin may have thrilled some of Ireland’s republican sympathizers. But it saddened me.

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Remembering the pride of Centre Street

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

One of the four original Centre Street bridge lions is about to be rebuilt and installed in a Calgary city park. Here’s a story I wrote about these historic lions for the Calgary Herald in 1999.

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Novel-in-progress still in progress, just not on this website

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Books, Brian's Blog | 0 comments

The work continues on my novel-in-progress, but now in private.

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Suspending the novel-in-progress

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Books, Brian's Blog | 0 comments

I’m putting the novel-in-progress on hold.

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