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OPERATION INSPIRATION: SNOWBIRD DOING HER JOB

We've all watched in shocked horror as a Canadian Forces Snowbird fell from the sky over Kamloops, BC Sunday morning. Just two days earlier Jocelyn and I stood with pride as the jets roared over our home in St Albert and neighbourhoods in Edmonton. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 17, 2020
Life Stories

GORD DOWNIE: THE LOOKAHEAD

Every night on The Tragically Hip’s 2016 cross-Canada tour, frontman Gord Downie stood alone at the end of the night looking out at the crowd – waving, blowing kisses, bowing, giving the thumbs up. (more…)
Bob Jones
February 18, 2020
Health MattersLife Stories

I’m A Parent And Cancer Won’t Change That

My husband and I have two sons, Max and Jacob. It’s late. As I write this, we’ve just returned from a soccer tournament that was a 40-minute drive from home, in a blizzard, and finally they're both in bed. The thing is, being a parent doesn’t stop for anything. Not for blizzards, not for late nights, and not for cancer. (more…)
Bob Jones
February 14, 2020
Life Stories

B-17 BOMBER’S GIFT OF LIFE

The pilot and co-pilot of the American B-17 bomber were looking at a gray German Messerschmitt fighter hovering just three feet off their wingtip. It was five days before Christmas 1943, and the fighter had closed in on their crippled bomber for the kill. (more…)
Bob Jones
February 11, 2020