CBC Calgary's morning radio program, the Calgary Eyeopener, has launched a new, weekly series called Talk of the Town.
It's looking at the stories of southern Alberta, outside of Calgary, offering a dedicated focus on what's happening in smaller communities.
And we want to hear your ideas, too.
You can email the Calgary Eyeopener team at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know what's percolating in your city, town, village or hamlet. Or, just let us know what you think of what you've heard so far.
Listen to the segment live every Friday between 6:35 and 6:45 a.m. on 99.1 FM with hosts Loren McGinnis and Angela Knight.
Or, if you miss an interview, you can find it below.
Talk of the Town - Pincher Creek
Twelve community newspapers in Alberta ended their print editions on Feb. 27. The Postmedia-owned outlets are now publishing their stories only online.
One of those papers is the Pincher Creek Echo, which has been published weekly since 1900.
Farley Wuth is the curator of the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek and has thumbed through countless editions of the paper. He explained a bit about its history.The Pincher Creek sign, photographed on June 2021, welcomes visitors to the town in southern Alberta. (Evelyne Asselin/CBC)
Talk of the Town - Coleman
Efforts are underway to transform an old theatre in Coleman, Alta., into an arts destination for the area.
Howard Vandenhoef is with the Crowsnest Cando Society, which owns the Roxy Theatre and is behind the push to restore it.
He described the theatre's history and his vision for its future.The Crowsnest Cando Society bought the Roxy Theatre through fundraising efforts. Now it plans to start construction and revive the theatre. (Crowsnest Cando Society)
Talk of the Town: Drumheller
A massive flood mitigation project is going on in Drumheller, and soon, it's heading into a new phase.
A public information session was held Feb. 9 to give folks a sense of what's coming.
Darryl Drohomerski is the chief administrative officer with the Town of Drumheller. He explained why the mitigation work is necessary.In April 2018, the Town of Drumheller was in a state of emergency. High stream flows in the Red Deer River and its tributary, the Rosebud River, forced some people to leave their homes. (CBC)
Talk of the Town - Torrington
The hamlet of Torrington, in central Alberta, is known for its World Famous Gopher Hole Museum.
But the site has seen better days. The two buildings housing the dozens of displays of taxidermy gophers are in need of significant repairs.
Museum director Laural Kurta told us what's needed to get the museum back to its former glory.References to gophers can be found all over Torrington, a hamlet about 160 kilometres northeast of Calgary. (McKinna Elliott)