Chris Simpson

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Community Features

It’s offal, but not awful: The next generation of pig-spleen reading

Gus Wikstrom was Canada’s top pig-spleen reader for many years. When he died in 2007 his nephew, Jeff Woodward took over the role of forecasting weather by rooting through porcine innards. After all — somebody has to do it, right?

Maple Creek: An Old Cow Town with a brand

Part of a series on local communities in SW Saskatchewan, this look at Maple Creek focuses upon its cowboy past and the efforts its residents have put into keeping their town vibrant without losing site of their heritage.

SWT has legs, and knows how to use them

The South West Terminal is the collection point for grain heading to all points across Canada and the United States. For a journey like that you need good legs, and that’s something SWT has — good legs.

Tomkins: There’s plenty to see, but don’t believe everything the inhabitants tell you

Another in the South West Communities series, this spotlight on Tompkins peeks inside the quirky culture and highlights of the village. Friendly, open and warm, it’s a place to relax and see things you’ll not see anywhere else, but the stories may not always be true.

Notable Interviews

To the right are a few of the noteworthy interviews I've conducted.

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin sends a secret message to Carol Burnett's mother.

Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy

Astronaut James Lovell

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