Calgary Flood

Hard to believe I live in a “semi-arid” region. Possibly the worst flood in Calgary’s history resulted from a combination of factors. Apparently, the ground in the mountains had not yet fully thawed; spring runoff was still ocurring. Then, we were pelted with rain non-stop for two days. The results were devastating to the downtown…

Rats

We don’t have rats in Alberta. Over 50 years ago the provincial government waged war at the border to keep out rats scurrying from the east of Canada where they disembarked European ships after WWII. I saw my first rat en vivo surveying the trash banquet one night on Av. Corrientes in Buenos Aires. It…

Being a Travel Agent

When I returned from Europe I decided to become a travel agent; it sounded like a glamorous job. I found a correspondence course and began my studies. I loved the learning. The certificate program culminated in a six-week classroom requirement held at SAIT in Calgary. I was still living in Edmonton at the time so…