Nearly Autumn News

Nearly Autumn News

Well, it’s nearly fall. Up here, outside of Winnipeg, the leaves are already transitioning to their autumn tones of amber and red, and the showy mountain ash tree we planted in the spring is full of birds building up their stores for the long flight south. In...
One Month

One Month

One of the pleasures of living up here and out of town is watching the dial of nature slowly ticking through the seasons. Over the past few weeks, the magpies have built a nest in our backyard, the geese and ducks have returned. We’ve spotted blue herons flying...

The River

So CBC’s Canada Writes put out a call for people to pin stories about their communities to places on the map of Canada. I decided to write about moving up here to The Pas and our trepidation over the potential of rising waters in the river across the road from...

Ice Road Trucker Style

Ever since we realized we were heading up to The Pas, J.’s been talking about ice roads. There are a bunch of them around – most long-distance tracks that bring people and supplies into isolated reserves. But we’ve also got one just up the street...
Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

It’s pretty cold these days. The temperature gauge on our Subaru couldn’t even give a reading yesterday morning. It only showed a series of dashes like some sort of astonished stutter. We’re averaging somewhere around 40 below with the wind-chill – although...

Coming Soon: Swarm

Almost exactly four years ago, I started making the first scribbles of the story that would become my very first novel. And now it’s an incredible joy and honour (and a long-time dream come true) to announce that it has been accepted for publication! The fine...

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