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May 28, 2015 May 28, 2015

Traditional trade in a modern time

James Underwood of Underwood Forge has been blacksmithing since he was 16 years old.

By Tim Kalinowski Blacksmithing still has an allure to it difficult to define in the modern, digital era. Blacksmiths still ply their trade at fairs, museum demonstrations and historical re-enactments all over southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan. They always draw large crowds and see good sales on smaller items such as knives, steak turners or small decorative items. James Underwood, of Underwood Forge located a… Read More »

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE REDCLIFF MUSEUM - The Brant home was one of many damaged in Redcliff during the 1915 tornado.

100 years since tornado cut devastating path through Redcliff

By Tim Kalinowski On June 25, 1915 a normal Friday evening turned into nightmare for Redcliff residents as an approaching massive super cell storm turned… Read More »

Cypress County deputy reeve, Darcy Geigle and Ward 9 councillor Alf Belyea watch on during a county meeting last week.

County debates new gravel for Dunmore

By Tim Kalinowski There was some disagreement over what exactly to do with the badly broken up section of Second Avenue outside of Sterling Trailer… Read More »

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