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Conlan's plot, characters fall short

Kane Conlan’s book The Manipulators features a story set in the political hot zone of Calgary. While the subject matter may be topical, it still seems kind of silly to me.
Family fun for New Year's Eve

Family fun for New Year's Eve

No one loves to party on New Year's Eve quite like hardy northerners. No matter how low temperatures dip, several thousand partygoers always show up at New Year's Eve Downtown, ready to boogie and sing Auld Lang Syne.

2010: the cinematic odyssey

Looking ahead to what the next year has in store for us, there’s the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, St. Albert will have its municipal election and hopefully peace and sanity will finally reign over the Earth.
Local band swings into 2010

Local band swings into 2010

McDougall United Church ends the millennium’s first decade with an event they hope turns into an annual tradition.

Enjoy yourself … safely

With New Year’s Eve a day away, everyone is ready to ring in a new decade, likely in the traditional way with friends, music, merriment and a few drinks.
Long-winded Irish writer no Joyce

Long-winded Irish writer no Joyce

I’m uncertain why this novel originally appealed to me, calling out from the stacks of other unread books. Maybe it was random; maybe it was fate. Maybe I didn’t realize how little time I actually have to read.
Welcoming 2010 with a blast

Welcoming 2010 with a blast

Get out the long johns and warm, woolly socks because tomorrow night promises a few sparks of brilliance to blast out the old year and herald in the new. For the sixth year, the Victory Life Church is the major sponsor of St.
Museum, children embrace Munsch

Museum, children embrace Munsch

Every since the touring Much More Munsch exhibit arrived at the Royal Alberta Museum in September, kids have invented new ways of using the interactive activities.
A world you'll wish was real

A world you'll wish was real

It’s been 12 years of anticipation, waiting for James Cameron to deliver his technological wonder called Avatar to theatres, and the show clocks in at more than two and a half hours.
Get ready for a rockin' New Year's Eve

Get ready for a rockin' New Year's Eve

Everyone whisks in the new year with a party, possibly preening at an elegant masquerade ball, dancing a sizzling club salsa, chillin' under exploding fireworks or simply clinking glasses with bubbly.