A good story well-told is a beautiful gift. May we suggest treating yourself to The Bothy Storytelling Podcast?
Host Calum Lykan makes his living as a storyteller, and you may even have seen him in real life at a festival, library or school near you, sometimes in his kilt, always in his delightful Scottish brogue.
On his podcast, he shares a mix of captivating tales from the Gaelic and Viking traditions, as well as his own experiences as an immigrant to Canada and an entrepreneur in a creative field. You’ll be entertained, inspired and informed.
Let’s learn a little more about the voice of The Bothy:
Q. What will people get out of listening to your podcast?
A. A good story and fun. I’m Scottish and charming.
Q. What podcasts do you listen to?
A. Anything storytelling-related, such as The Moth and podcasts from guys like Bill Burr. I love the spoken word.
Q. If you could have any guest on your show, who would you ask?
A. Billy Connolly. No explanation required.
Q. Why do you think people enjoy podcasts?
A. They’re easy to access, there’s a good variety, and they offer a change from music.
Q. Write your own epitaph — what would it say?
A. Finally he has shut up.
Q. What has been your favourite episode so far?
A. Viking Storm. It was fun to record.
Over the next several weeks, Todayville will introduce you to members of the Alberta Podcast Network, so you can invite even more Alberta-made podcasts into your ears! You can find The Bothy Storytelling Podcast and dozens of other shows at albertapodcastnetwork.com.
About Alberta Podcast Network
The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, is on a mission to:
- Help Alberta-based podcasters create podcasts of high quality and reach larger audiences;
- Foster connections among Alberta-based podcasters;
- Provide a powerful marketing opportunity for local businesses and organizations.
Alberta Podcast Network Ltd. is pursuing this mission with funding from ATB Financial and support from other sponsors.
Future of Energy is Here – Province of Alberta pitches Alberta and Albertans at 2022 Energy Council conference
Alberta’s Energy Minister Pete Guthrie is making a powerful presentation to state and provincial legislators from across the United States and Canada at the Energy Council’s Global Energy and Environmental Issues Conference in Banff.
It’s a convincing pitch on behalf of energy workers, and Alberta taxpayers who rely so heavily on the province’s most lucrative industry. The presentation is boosted by this video profiling Alberta’s stable, abundant and environmentally responsible energy supply.
Energy Minister Pete Guthrie issued the following statement on Alberta’s energy sector at the 2022 Energy Council conference:
“Energy matters now more than ever. This year, we’ve seen how geopolitical events and volatile energy markets can impact the lives of people throughout the world. It matters where the energy that powers our homes, our economies and our lives comes from.
“The world needs a solution for long-term energy security that is also responsible, reliable and affordable. That solution is Alberta.
“It’s in this spirit that Alberta is proud to host the Energy Council’s Global Energy and Environmental Issues Conference in Banff. We are promoting our energy sector to more than 160 participants – including state and provincial legislators from the United States and Canada.
“During the conference, we will focus discussions on the future of the energy industry, the strength and security of the North American energy system and the role Alberta has to play.
“Alberta is the global leader in responsible energy development that the world needs. We have the innovation, technology and expertise needed to produce responsible energy. We have the highest human rights, labour and environmental standards. We have Canada’s fastest-growing renewable energy sector. On top of all that, we are rapidly developing carbon capture and storage and lowering emissions, with the Pathways Alliance targeting net zero by 2050.
“Our government firmly believes Alberta is the key to energy security for North America and the world. Our track record speaks for itself. Last year, about 62 per cent of the crude oil imported to the United States came from Alberta – that is 10 times more than their oil imports from Saudi Arabia, and over four times more than all of OPEC. Every barrel that comes from Alberta helps replace one produced by countries that do not adhere to our high environmental and social standards. Our province has one of the largest oil reserves in the world, and we are ready to supply nations around the world with our reliable and responsibly produced resources.
“Alberta’s support of research and innovation excellence ensures that innovators can continue to make groundbreaking discoveries, commercialize game-changing emissions-reducing technologies and solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges.
“The future of energy is here. It’s Alberta.”
Ice Explorer rollover investigation complete – No criminal charges
Submitted by Alberta RCMP
Jasper RCMP investigate Ice Explorer rollover in the Columbia Icefields – Update #7
The RCMP have completed their investigation into the tragic events of the Ice Explorer rollover in Columbia Icefields on July 18, 2020. The RCMP have shared all requested investigative material gathered during the criminal investigation with the Ministry of Labour as required by the Alberta OH&S Act. While the RCMP is aware of the charges resulting from the regulatory investigation, the criminal standard is high and the criminal investigation is independent, separate and parallel to the OH&S investigation.
Upon consultation with the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service, the RCMP have determined that no criminal charges are warranted in this investigation. This determination brings the RCMP’s criminal investigation to a close.
This investigation was of the utmost seriousness and was complex, both factually and legally.
Our thoughts continue to go out to the families of the deceased and the injured, and to all who have been impacted by this tragedy.
No further details can be shared at this time.
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