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Howard May

Howard May

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Recent Work by Howard

Southern Alberta man recruits beavers to build him a dam

Southern Alberta man recruits beavers to build him a dam

The beavers have completely remodeled Bragg Creek construction engineer Pierre Bolduc’s backyard, and he likes what they’ve done with the place.
Southern Alberta town's CAO not getting 40% salary increase

Southern Alberta town's CAO not getting 40% salary increase

Town of Cochrane endures social media firestorm, but in the end top bureaucrat is in line for a raise of just 3.5 per cent.
Southern Alberta town considers western heritage guidelines for buildings

Southern Alberta town considers western heritage guidelines for buildings

The expression of Cochrane’s western heritage will soon be entrenched in newly defined guidelines aimed at reducing confusion for developers and town administrators.
Bear euthanized after getting too comfortable around humans

Bear euthanized after getting too comfortable around humans

Black bear had grown comfortable enough to fall asleep between two houses in Cochrane, napping after a meal of tasty household garbage.
Residents not overly worried about bear roaming neighbourhood

Residents not overly worried about bear roaming neighbourhood

Residents of a sleepy Cochrane neighbourhood have frequently been awakened to the sound of a black bear rummaging in their green recycling bins.
Private garbage collection business hoping to address Alberta hamlet's bear issue

Private garbage collection business hoping to address Alberta hamlet's bear issue

A Bragg Creek resident is starting up a waste disposal service, with the hope it will help address ongoing challenges area residents are having with bears.
Bear expert presents to Bragg Creekers on peaceful human-bear coexistence

Bear expert presents to Bragg Creekers on peaceful human-bear coexistence

De Ruyter’s central message was that humans and bears can only coexist if sacrifices are made by humans to make bears’ decisions easier.
Bear euthanized in Southern Alberta hamlet, cubs orphaned

Bear euthanized in Southern Alberta hamlet, cubs orphaned

“Three black bears have died here in the last six weeks, all of them because of human interaction,” Klepacki said. “That’s on us.”
Young grizzly trapped and removed after wandering into neighbourhood

Young grizzly trapped and removed after wandering into neighbourhood

Bear destroyed beehives and tore apart shed in search for food in residential area northeast of Cochrane.
Alberta provincial park is scene of the crime in new murder mystery novel

Alberta provincial park is scene of the crime in new murder mystery novel

Glenbow Ranch is a great place for a relaxing stroll or an idyllic family picnic, but it's also an excellent spot to dump a body.