Empty Saddles: Heather Ann Desrosiers

Heather was a historian who could weave the tales of the West into a fascinating and factual narrative that stitched together seemingly disparate events, and through these connections, she led her listeners to a deeper understanding of history. Her interesting narratives made her welcome at cowboy gatherings far and wide. After graduating college in Vermilion, …

Parade Alumni

Joining the esteemed ranks of parade marshals, which includes such notables as Walt Disney, Prince Charles and Tom Glass, Canadian actress Amber Marshall was chosen to lead the Calgary Stampede parade this year. Marshall, 31, is best known for starring as horse-whisperer Amy Fleming, whose family owns a ranch in the long-running CBC drama series …

Empty Saddles: Jim Reinbold

        Born in Provost, Alta., Jim married Fontella Schlosser and, eventually, they took the reins on the original Reinbold homestead at Bodo, Alta., raising black Angus cattle. By 1959, Jim was competing in saddle bronc, bull riding and tie-down roping. In 1966, Jim won the S.A.R.C.A (now CCA) Saddle Bronc Riding Championship …

Concussion Cure

Concussion symptoms — such as loss of balance, hazy comprehension, sleep disturbance and inability to walk straight — can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation, research at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows. Magnetic stimulation using a laptop-style device for 20 minutes per day improved the ability of rodents with a concussion …