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Gary Poignant

Gary Poignant

Freelance writer Gary Poignant writes lifestyle features for Alberta Prime Times. He's been part of the team since 2019.

Recent Work by Gary

Cheering for both/either side in the Battle of Alberta

Cheering for both/either side in the Battle of Alberta

Whoever wins round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs, fans and businesses alike agree it's good for all Albertans. Share your fan pics on our Facebook page or send to lhaines@prime.greatwest.ca. We'll share the Battle of Alberta excitement with our readers!
Elks charge 2022 CFL season with renewed spirit

Elks charge 2022 CFL season with renewed spirit

Edmonton Elks rebuild, with nod to history and long-time fans, but also with an eye to the future
Attention shoppers: Donna has worked here for 50 years, and is still going strong

Attention shoppers: Donna has worked here for 50 years, and is still going strong

An Alberta senior has received a rare 50-years of service badge at an Edmonton Woolco turned Walmart. "A lot of shoppers have been coming here since I've been here," said 77-year-old Donna Batiuk has seen decades of change and said the key to keeping a job is a good attitude.
Long-term care and COVID-19: How are we managing?

Long-term care and COVID-19: How are we managing?

Two years into the pandemic, here is a look at how long-term care facilities and workers are coping.
Canine companions critical during pandemic

Canine companions critical during pandemic

Canine companions have been a life-saver during the pandemic: Just check out a dog park or two; they're busier than ever.
The pandemic's toll on health care workers

The pandemic's toll on health care workers

Unless COVID-19 brings us or our loved ones into hospital, most don't understand the weight health care workers are bearing through the pandemic, union reps say.
Ground-breaking female artists named as award winners

Ground-breaking female artists named as award winners

'Their creativity has brought new light to their respective disciplines'
Picking up masks can bring all Albertans together

Picking up masks can bring all Albertans together

Organizer urges everyone to support the grassroots campaign, and reduce mask pollution
Fallout of COVID-19: In it for the long haul

Fallout of COVID-19: In it for the long haul

COVID-19 long haulers seek community and government support around the virus' lingering effects.
Eatery owners serve up wide-ranging opinions in COVID-19 debate

Eatery owners serve up wide-ranging opinions in COVID-19 debate

Enforcement of health orders has been a polarizing issue across Alberta.