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'Abandoned Alberta' book showcases province's rich pioneer history

Abandoned Alberta Global Edmonton

GLOBAL NEWS AT 5 EDMONTON September 9 2020

Where some people may only see decaying and broken down buildings, Edmonton photographer Joe Chowaniec sees beauty. His book showcasing Alberta's rich pioneer history will be out this month, so Gord Steinke sat down with the creator of "Abandoned Alberta" to talk about the stunning images.

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New book sings the praises of the donair, Halifax's official dish.

John DeMont ( Published: Sep 11, 2020, The Chronical Herald

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Food blogger Lindsay Wickstrom prefers the "ice cream cone" method when indulging in a donair. The author of the Book of Donair is seen in Halifax Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. - Tim Krochak

Thursday, lunchtime. Sitting on a bleacher at the northwest corner of the Halifax Common, Lindsay Wickstrom -- with a certain reverence for a movement she has performed hundreds of times before — pares back her tinfoil wrapper.

There are multiple ways to eat Halifax's official dish, the donair: with the sauce on the side, open-faced with knife and fork, or just by pulling out the strips of meat with your fingers.

"The traditional way is to peel back the foil and eat it like an ice-cream cone," the author of the newly published Book of Donair: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Halifax Food that became Canada's favourite kebab, said, doing just that to an offering from nearby Tony's Donair.

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Shaunavon, Sask., photographer reflects on book 16 years in the making, shooting NEOWISE comet

Bryan Eneas · CBC News · Posted: Jul 26, 2020

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'I'm really hoping that, especially a lot of the retirees and people who lived in the areas will be able to come out and say, "oh I remember those kinds of schools. I remember those kind of buildings and just remembered stories of the buildings that they don't see anymore,"' says Chris Attrell. (Supplied/Chris Attrell)

After years of traveling to secluded areas to visit abandoned buildings, finding himself stuck in snow, with flat tires and cracked windshields, a Saskatchewan-based photographer says it was all worth it.

Shaunavon's Chris Attrell was able to combine two of his passions — photography and history — when creating Forgotten Saskatchewan, a 16-year project that concluded last year when the book was published.

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