Small Matters

On June 10, 1799, she became a child bride – married at the age of 13, to a man 16 years her senior. The girl was “…about five feet tall, active and wiry, with black eyes and skin almost copper-coloured”; the daughter of a Scottish investor-partner, named Patrick Small, and an unnamed mother. She was […]

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Gifts Out of the Ordinary

A unique selection of curated gifts, for the hard-to-buy-for. As it is more important than ever to shop local, many of the amazing gift ideas on this list are from local, small businesses. HEART OF THE HOMEUnique western style area rugs that convey your western style within your home, are like artwork for the floor. […]

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Holiday Side Dishes

If you saw our recent Western Foodie post about the Holiday Beef Wellington, these are the perfect side dishes to go with. And if the Beef Wellingon doesn’t steal the show, these side dishes definitely will! By MIKE EDGAR, Photos by TWISTED TREE PHOTOGRAPHY ROASTED GARLIC MASHED POTATOES Ingredients: 1 Bulb Garlic, Intact Olive Oil […]

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Working Against Time

An equine vet takes us through the diagnosis and treatment of a horse with a metal sliver in its tongue. BY PIPER WHELAN Recognizing the signs of a horse with metal embedded in its tongue can be the difference between life and death. Acting quickly in this situation is vital to ruling out other ailments […]

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Gifts for Him

A wonderful collection of gift ideas for him!! For under the tree, under the saddle, in the barn or in his belly. All are amazing presents from local vendors. OUTDOOR COVERThis Powder River Outfitters collection fleece bonded softshell jacket from Panhandle features a full zipper front, interior wind flap, adjustable cuffs and is water and […]

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Holiday Beef Wellington

A twist on a classic. This crowd-pleasing beef wellington is a perfect centrepiece for your next Christmas dinner. By MIKE EDGAR, Photos by TWISTED TREE PHOTOGRAPHY BEEF WELLINGTON Ingredients:1.5 Kg Beef Fillet2 Tsp. Vegetable or Sunflower Oil2 x 50g Pack Dried Porcini Mushrooms25g butter, plus extra for the sauce500g (1 lb. 2oz) Shitake Mushrooms, Finely […]

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CHIEF CROWFOOT – SOLDIER OF PEACE

Born in 1830 near the Belly River in southern Alberta, his infant name was Shot Close. His parents, Istowun-eh’pata (Packs a Knife) and Axkahp-say-pi (Attacked Towards Home) were Kainai or Blood, of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which also included the Blackfoot and Piegan peoples. If their names were any indication, the times were troubled and warring […]

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Western-Styled Gift Guide

Our gift for you is this wonderful collection of gift ideas! As always, we are all for spreading some local cheer with amazing gifts for you and yours. By MONIQUE NOBLE PUT A RING IN ITWhat’s a gift without a box to put it in? For a little extra western flair this holiday season, wrap […]

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John McCrae & Bonfire

Dr. John McCrae is most famously known for penning one of history’s most evocative war poems, In Flanders Fields. He served first, in Africa, where he was appalled by the inadequate treatment of wounded soldiers on the battlefield, so much so, that he resigned and severed his military relationships for many years. During WW1, when […]

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