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Shaunavon, Sask., photographer reflects on book 16 years in the making, shooting NEOWISE comet

Bryan Eneas · CBC News · Posted: Jul 26, 2020

Chris Attrell Article Photo

'I'm really hoping that, especially a lot of the retirees and people who lived in the areas will be able to come out and say, "oh I remember those kinds of schools. I remember those kind of buildings and just remembered stories of the buildings that they don't see anymore,"' says Chris Attrell. (Supplied/Chris Attrell)

After years of traveling to secluded areas to visit abandoned buildings, finding himself stuck in snow, with flat tires and cracked windshields, a Saskatchewan-based photographer says it was all worth it.

Shaunavon's Chris Attrell was able to combine two of his passions — photography and history — when creating Forgotten Saskatchewan, a 16-year project that concluded last year when the book was published.

 Click here to read full article on CBC.ca Saskatchewan

 

Taste Canada Awards Gold Medal Winner

OOO Ontario Kitchens Cover Gold medal

It's a gold medal for Out of Old Ontario Kitchens by Lindy Mechefske and MacIntyre Purcell Publishing.

Taste Canada announced its 2019 awards presenting Out of Old Ontario Kitchens with gold in the Culinary Narratives category.

"The Culinary Narratives award is given to the best food- or beverage-related narrative written by a Canadian author (or authors). This category may include books exploring culinary history, politics, social awareness, memoir or biography, all relating to food, and may include some representative recipes. In this category, however, recipes (if any) will not be tested. In most cases, the overall style of the book will be narrative, but reference texts will be included in this category as well. The topic or theme need not be Canadian." — Taste Canada Awards

Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in putting this beautiful book together. 

Click here to read more about the award as well as other winners on the Taste Canada website.

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