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Death Comes to Saskatchewan

In the mountains he arrives suddenly— a slab of rock drops from the bluffs north of Coffee Creek making you one with the cab of your truck. Or a mudslide or avalanche, sounding like an approaching train, sweeps you from its track. With luck your body resurfaces late in the summer. Or you reach to […]


Though usually indiscriminate raiders of valley gardens, fruit trees, and black- berry slopes, the bears shun this ancient, twisted apple tree beside the road. All winter unmauled offerings sway from its branches, the sourness so legendary even the earth refuses its windfalls. But for us, colour- starved in a white season, it offers a sweet […]