In Profile — Routes

By: Routes Magazine  09-12-2011
Keywords: Car Dealership, Ceiling Tiles, Fur Trade

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Amid the sounds of sanding, the smell of hardwoods, and a peaceful small town setting, fine, handcrafted guitars are born. By Pat Fream Q: What exactly is a luthier and what does your craft entail? A: A luthier (pronounced loo-ti-er) is a maker and repairer of wooden stringed instruments. In the past it meant a [..]

 In the jungle of artists after the limelight, it’s those who don’t wane who get big. By Peter Worden Photos by Neville Palmer Locally, he needs no introduction. Mention just his first name in these parts and automatically people know you’re referring to the 20-year-old, bright-eyed, frosted-tipped, wunderkind guitarist, Calum Graham. Nationally, he has broken [..]

These days, blacksmithing seems akin in antiquarianism to a job in the fur trade or a car dealership selling only Model Ts. But for one of the last remaining master blacksmiths in the country, it says we are truly a people disconnected from the elements – earth, water, wind, fire – and our past. By Peter Worden Martin [..]

Contrary to public opinion, Mike Holmes never believed he was destined to become a contractor, let alone a Canadian icon in the construction industry, but from the age of six, and by virtue of his father’s influence, he was constantly fixing or building something. Never at a loss for words or ideas, this natural born [..]

Look up and all around and you’ll find the Zman’s work everywhere. From the caricatures on ceiling tiles in the Twin Cities Bar in Longview, and on business windows all over Calgary during Stampede, in carvings, on walls, and even in his self published books. By Sandra Wiebe Around here, most people know Matts for [..]

Ask Jordan Procyshen where he’d be if he’d never heard of Dawgs baseball and he will tell you – probably at home on the couch. Entering the academy five years ago, he was a self-described short, stubby kid with no athleticism, just “a mind for the game.” By Peter Worden Baseball culture in Alberta is [..]

The Travelling Mabels delight music lovers with their original lyrics, impeccable harmony and unorthodox banter. By Pat Fream Photos by Neville Palmer Her name is Mabel, and she’s a big ol’ blue tick hound dog with a voracious appetite for shoes, spaghetti, and sofas made of supple Italian leather. She has no notable qualities except [..]

The Wales Theatre in High River has seen it all from the primitive storeroom theatres and early films, through the silent movies to the talkies and Technicolor, cinemascope to wide screens. Now with an impending move to digital and 3D, this charming landmark will once again leap forward in time. By Sandra Wiebe On the [..]

A different kind of rock star will descend upon the foothills region as High River prepares for the Alberta Men’s Provincial Curling Championships. By Blair Braitenbach Foothills residents can thank their lucky stars that this province is home to literally the best curlers in the world as High River prepares for the Alberta Men’s Provincial [..]

It’s a bit of a mindbender – cowboys in sneakers and sweats – but at a Nanton gym it’s the norm: boots and wranglers in the lockers, Stetsons at home on the shelves. By Pat Fream What do you get when you cross a hurt’n cowboy with a fitness savvy Frenchman? If you’re in the [..]

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09-12-2011

Lead Story — Routes

Grilled Caesar Salad Print: Grilled Caesar Salad Ingredients: 3 romaine lettuce hearts cut in half – keep stem ends attached 12 slices of bacon diced and cooked until crispy 4 slices of thick whole wheat bread ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated into large flakes Caesar salad dressing Method: Heat bacon. Once a vibrant United Church – now a celebrated arts venue, the Rotary Performing Arts Centre in Okotoks rises to a new occasion.


09-12-2011

Food — Routes

Grilled Caesar Salad Print: Grilled Caesar Salad Ingredients: 3 romaine lettuce hearts cut in half – keep stem ends attached 12 slices of bacon diced and cooked until crispy 4 slices of thick whole wheat bread ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated into large flakes Caesar salad dressing (recipe follows) Method: Heat bacon.


09-12-2011

Detours — Routes

A group of Rotarians from Alberta and Montana made history by convincing their respective national governments to unite Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta with Glacier National Park in Montana to create the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. This blending of majestic lands, featuring the longest unguarded boundary on earth was originally.


09-12-2011

Shopping — Routes

From our shopping pages for Winter, 2010 Download Shopping Pages Spread Download Winter Shopping Pages Photos by Neville Palmer Shopping by Alison Laycraft. One of my favourite childhood summer meals was a creamy vegetable soup with fresh potatoes and lots of dill. Photos by Britta Kokemor, Styling by Jaime Quinlan.