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Are You Holding Out for a Fresh Start; COVID Shots Now Available

In the past three days I have had more conversations about receiving the COVID “jab” then the total number of cases which have occurred in the last 24-hours in Edmonton (348 new cases). Earlier today (Wednesday May 26) our Premier: Jason Kenney hosted a conference to inform our Province about the next steps in his…

In-flight Drone Failure; How does a Pilot Recover Control

There is something to be said about a person who is willing to play by the rules and learn to safely operate their drone whether it be for recreational or commercial use. Here in Canada there are several tests a person can take through Transport Canada that allows you to participate in safely operating your…

A Saturday Night Success; Chasing Aurora Borealis

Late Saturday night my phone notification alert went off at 10:48pm informing there was a 12% chance the Northern Lights being visible in the sky tonight. Opening up the Aurora app, I checked the map to see what the predicted location of the Aurora would be? According to the prediction map the Aurora was splitting…

Try it, Taste it, Love it; Hitachino Japanese Beer

South bound after work I slowed spotting the Liquor Store on the opposite side of the street thinking to myself, “Sherbrooke Liquor… oh man they have a tasty selection of beers for a fantastic Friday night.” The left hand tugged on the steering wheel as we eased into the roundabout drifting through its circled lanes and…

Practicing a Skill; One Bead after Another

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been driving out to the country side to learn a new skill its something I should have learnt back in High School when all that free knowledge was being provided but as a young man I did what some of us tend to do and just followed my…

Get Smart; Smart Watches

Recently as I was working from home the wife and I were idly chatting about random things that we are going to miss or not miss when we move to our next home as our current condo is directly above the boiler room where periodically you can hear the building maintenance men working with drills,…

A Beginner’s Lathe Tool Kit

For a couple of weekends now, I have been traveling outside of the city to learn how-to operate a lathe and several other tools inside my father-in-law’s wood shop. The first thing you need to understand is this is all very new to me. I am a total newb. And everything I am writing comes…

Lesson # 2; An Introduction to Beads, Shoulders and Curves

Bags already packed I poured coffee into both a travel mug and a 40-ounce thermos then headed into the garage for the forty-something minute drive out to Grandpa’s Wood shop for my second lathe lesson. “Well… at least you are on time for this morning’s lesson,” said Grandpa followed by, “you look like a bag…

Giants of Mining Museum

1977 O&K Dragline Fort McKay, Alberta Canada The dragline has a base diameter of 18m (59 ft) A working weight of 3,420 metric tonnes (3,769 US tons) The maximum dumping height depth is 46.2m (151.5 ft) The maximum digging depth is 53m (173 ft) The dragline is equipped with three each of 1,120kW drag motors 1,120kW hoist motors 600kW swing motors…

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