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More of Our Canada - - News - Mary Yaeck, Ed­mon­ton

I was most in­ter­ested in a re­cent ar­ti­cle I read in More of Our Canada, “Aurora Hunt­ing in Yel­lowknife“(July 2018). I grew up in Ed­mon­ton and in those early years was ac­cus­tomed to see­ing the north­ern lights, usu­ally in the same shade of green as shown in the pho­tos in the ar­ti­cle. I re­mem­ber one day, when I was about 12 (I’m now 92), stand­ing out on the side­walk and see­ing those “lights” in a beau­ti­ful rose-pink. I be­lieve that’s the last time I ever saw them, but I’ve never for­got­ten that beau­ti­ful sight. Ed­mon­ton has grown larger, more dense and with brighter lights, so we no longer see the aurora bo­re­alis here. An­other story in the same is­sue that brought back some amus­ing mem­o­ries for me was the Com­ing to Canada piece, “Bound for Bluer Skies.“I es­pe­cially re­lated to the writer’s men­tion of the re­ac­tion she got when ask­ing to use the “toi­let” ver­sus the wash­room, and not be­ing able to en­joy a de­cent cup of tea. I’ve been a sub­scriber to Reader’s Di­gest all my life, and

when Our Canada and More of Our Canada came along, I sub­scribed to them as well and re­ally en­joy them. For a num­ber of years, I passed them along to a neigh­bour. We are both in a se­niors fa­cil­ity now and when she is done with them, she leaves the mag­a­zines on a ta­ble in a com­mon area where they are picked up by other res­i­dents—so I am sure they are very well read!

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