WildNorth: Surviving Alberta’s Wild North Highways

WildNorth Emergency Transport - my record for the longest and most costly transport - 1129 kilometers (700 miles), 12 hours traveling time; and $400 (gas, lodging, food, windshield washer fluid) As a WildNorth transport volunteer, I've developed a reputation for taking on the long distance runs. Driving Alberta's ribbon of highways and backwoods country roads …

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A Bat Loose in my SUV

As a transport volunteer with WildNorth, I take on the responsibility of transporting injured wildlife to WildNorth's hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. This story reveals how one such transport almost became a disaster. WildNorth received a call that a small bat had an injured wing. The rescuers were from Fairview area - about five hours from …

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Life’s Surprises

On Thursday, I was presented with a surprise - and an education. I was on call for wildlife emergency transports. Just when I thought I'd have lunch, I got a call to bring a waterfowl bird located near a Leduc residence (about an hour's drive from my home) to the WildNorth hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. …

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Heading On an Amazing Adventure – Saving Lives

During this past winter I watched several episodes of Hope for Wildlife, a TV series about a woman in Nova Scotia, Canada. She and her team of several volunteers take in wild birds and animals which have been injured and/or orphaned. This inspired me to the point of seeking a similar opportunity to volunteer in …

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Heartbroken

Insecure Writers Support Group My apologies for missing last week's blog hop. My dear Smokey became suddenly very ill with liver failure. There is nothing so difficult and painful as to make the decision to end a loved-one's life. Worse yet is the guilt, wondering if I missed the cues that her health was on the …

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