Greg Marches upHill in latest challenge

March 7, 2014

Greg Marches upHill in latest challenge @salomon, @arcteryx, @suunto. Follow #ghillmadness. http://ow.ly/umhrJ

Sweet Home Athabasca

January 18, 2014

“Sweet Home Athabasca”  (Piano intro: px of Stephen Harper playing piano from Beatles tribute)

 

Truck tires keep on churnin’  (big earth mover tires w human scale)

Got my paycheck For the Win (Suncor pay stub)

Flingin’ dirt around the Oil-Land (Burtynsky like landscape)

I love Alberta and its kin’ (Alberta coat of arms)

And it ain’t no sin, no… (Fort Mac welcome sign)

 

Well I heard Mister Young rant about her  (px Neil one – from 70s)

And I heard ole Neil slag ‘er down (Neil pic two – w Jian Gomeshi)

Well, I hope Neil Young will remember (Neil snarling)

CBC don’t come in up here, anyhow (CBC logo)

 

Sweet home Athabasca (scenic pic of river)

Where the skies are so blue (panoramic shot of wheat fields)

Sweet Home Athabasca (another river pic with Fort Mac in foreground)

Rivers runnin’ black with crude (seepage into river)

 

In Edmonton they love the Tories (boo, boo, boo) (Redford pic)

And even down in Cowtown, too (skyline of Calgary)

Now oil sands do not bother me  (trucker guy shrugs shoulders)

Does your mortgage bother you? (ugly tract homes with ‘sold’ real estate sign)

(Tell the truth)

 

Sweet home Athabasca

Where the ice is so blue (winter pic)

Sweet Home Athabasca

Tons of oil left to use (dig, baby, dig!)… (Chinese pollution shot)

 

Now Edmonton has got the Oilers (Oilers logo)

And they have won a Cup or two (Wayne and the Cup)

But was back in the Eighties (long hair shag cut)

With Wayne and Coff and Mess and Fuhr (quick montage of these four Oilers)

(A wreckin’ crew) (shot of Gretzky scoring over Flames)

 

Sweet home Athabasca (another Fort Mac image)

Land of macho tatto’d dude (self explanatory)

Sweet Home Athabasca (traffic jam downtown)

Get rich then I gotta move (U-Haul trailer with NFLD plates)

 

Sweet home Athabasca

Where the turf is so chewed (another Burtynsky like shot)

(And the money is lewd) – (strip bar in Fort Mac)

Sweet Home Athabasca

Lord, I’m proud to give my youth… (some guy with his wife and 3 kids)

(FADE TO BLACK)

Thanks to Randall Mang and Canada West #

October 21, 2013

Thanks to Randall Mang and Canada West #Ski Areas Assn, a well-designed special section in Saturday’s @GlobeandMail that I had a small part in… http://ow.ly/q2dp8

I have a profile about Lynn Valley in th

September 21, 2013

I have a profile about Lynn Valley in this week’s New Homes Guide. Thanks to @lynnvalleylife for the quotes and pix. http://ow.ly/p5lXG Great neighbourhood, if you can afford it…

Looking for a listing of all the webcams

February 25, 2013

Looking for a listing of all the webcams at resorts in the BC Interior? Check out my Sun/Province ski blog. http://ow.ly/i2rNo

CMH deals: The Bugaboos Lodge one in Apr

February 13, 2013

CMH deals: The Bugaboos Lodge one in April sounds like the best one. In the SUN/Province skipage. http://ow.ly/hFbM3

Coast Range, #silverstar clobbered by Ja

January 9, 2013

Coast Range, #silverstar clobbered by January storm. Play safe in the backcountry! From the SUN/Prov blog. http://ow.ly/gG8yn

Northern Escape Heli Ski up Terrace way

January 9, 2013

Northern Escape Heli Ski up Terrace way offers cat trips on days the heli can’t fly. From SUN/Province blog: http://ow.ly/gEpIf

Carpe Skiem they say at Mount Baldy, whi

January 4, 2013

Carpe Skiem they say at Mount Baldy, which got hammered with snow in December. Baldy’s near the Osoyoos/Oliver Wine Country, eh? http://ow.ly/gyqdl

Mult-day Freeride Festival starts this w

January 2, 2013

Mult-day Freeride Festival starts this weekend in #revelstoke. Big mountain comps, parties, and a memorial to the late, great FWT organizer Jim Jack. From the #vancouversun #province ski page. http://ow.ly/gtglz


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