May 26, 2016

If music is what feelings sound like, then writing immortalizes them. Five months ago I was given the opportunity to write independently for The Whitecourt Star. From the time I was able to hold a pen I have enjoyed creative writing. Growing up I didn’t watch TV, instead I would read books and immersed myself in fantasy worlds. Now, writing as an adult I find writing an effective tool to express my thoughts and feelings in a therapeutic way. In the relatively short tenure since I began writing for the paper I have discovered a lot about myself I didn’t realize before. I have received overwhelm...

May 12, 2016

Not sure what to expect, I went to Whitecourt’s 34th annual Trade Fair held at the Scott Safety Center & Curling Rink. The streets and surrounding parking lots were packed bumper to bumper. It was a challenge finding a parking space. As I approached the twin arena’s entrance a sense of nostalgia washed over me. The air permeated with the aroma of carnival mini doughnuts and a quagmire of other smells that my nose couldn’t differentiate. Needless to say, it was heavenly. 

The arena was energetically bustling with people everywhere. There was a sense of joy that seemed to hang in the air. People...

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