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Featured Articles

Peak Performance, by Barb Dacks.

Bruno Engler has been capturing avalanches and the magnificent topography of the Rocky Mountains for half a century. He has done things most people wouldn't even dream of. He has guided such people as Pierre Trudeau and world-leading climber Tony Cromwell to the top of rugged, snow-covered Rocky Mountain peaks. Barbara Dacks talks to this Swiss-born legend in a Legacy article that will give you a new perspective on Alberta's famed mountain range. 

The Turtle Wakes, by Yanick Leclerc.

The Frank Slide was a natural disaster that almost all Albertans, young and old, have heard about. Rick McNair wrote a play about this tragedy that tells the true story of what happened to actual residents of Frank on April 29, 1903. Yanick LeClerc's article examines not only the play, but the effect the Frank Slide had on Albertans and their respect for the unpredictability and raw power of the natural world.

Warming Up to History, by Lorena Dmytriev.

Within the quaint town of Banff lies a natural marvel: not the Rocky Mountain range, but the Cave and Basin springs. These "natural hot tubs" have taken eons to form, and man has just begun to enjoy them in the past century. The Cave and Basin National Historic Site in Banff celebrates this phenomenon and its place in Alberta's diverse and magnificent history.

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