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Get outside, even when the weather is cold

By Calum Robertson, March 8 2019 — Many of us loathe the winter months. They bring the awfulness of daily commutes, the struggle to stay warm and the sense of depression from grey skies and early evenings. The urge to spend as much time inside as possible seems rational. After all, who among us could…

What’s next for Cannon: A rumination

By Calum Robertson, January 18 2019 — Now that Elizabeth Cannon has left behind her storied career as president of the University of Calgary, whatever shall she do to occupy her time? Here are our five best guesses: 1. Haunt Craigie Hall: It’s well-known that Craigie Hall is a decaying, monolithic eye-sore. The majority of…

One Yellow Rabbit, Order of Canada member to author first book

By Calum Robertson, December 20 – One Yellow Rabbit, based out of Calgary’s Big Secret Theatre, has been a strong artistic presence in this city for many decades. One of their core members, Denise Clarke, recently released a book titled The Big Secret Book: An Intense Guide for Creating Performance Theatre. The book draws on Clarke’s many years…

Don’t shy away from talking about sensitive topics

By Calum Robertson, November 21 2018 — My grandfather often told me that I should avoid discussing religion and politics in conversation, so as to remain respectful and polite. This sentiment still seems to persist today, as the art of discussion and debate on controversial issues and beliefs outside of the classroom seems to be on…

Why minimalist camping is good for the soul

By Calum Robertson, October 23 2018 — Two lines from Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” embody the core motive behind why many embrace the form of getaway known as minimalist camping. “I’m going to camp out on the land / I’m going to try and get my soul free.” Minimalist camping eschews excessive comforts and instead takes a…

Learn how to care for a fire ahead of Calgary’s winter months

By Calum Robertson, October 5 2018 — The snow has arrived and the nights are freezing. Luckily, city living provides many options for warmth. But what if you want to do some winter camping or enjoy some perfectly roasted backyard marshmallows? Many city parks have firepits for public use. Some houses have backyard pits and many…

Camping still an option despite impending winter

By Calum Robertson, September 26 2018— The mountains are calling. The forests beckon. But winter is fast approaching. That doesn’t mean camping is no longer an option! Here are a few tips and tricks to seize the season and enjoy the remainder of autumn before the snow arrives. The few essentials you’ll need mostly reflect…

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