Info about the background picture.

This shot of the expanse of Southern Alberta was taken a year or so ago. It’s a westbound picture on the Crowsnest Highway, (Highway 3) that runs from the eastern border of Saskatchewan and through the Crowsnest Pass into British Columbia. When I get onto this highway I know I have arrived home. The name of the highway is of special interest to me. In the 1980’s when I was a broadcast journalist in Lethbridge Alberta, I served on a Southern British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan development committee engaged in an economic study of the region through which Highway 3 passed. We decided that naming the highway as the Crowsnest Highway would allow a significant branding to take place. History in the region has shown that decision was a good one.

Right Click on the picture and select “View background image” to see the full view. Hope you enjoy the scenery. Based on comments received I’ve corrected the highway number designation. My apologies to all Albertans and others who know better than me. The mea culpa results from a poor memory and having lived away from Alberta for far too long.

I am a retired college professor and former broadcast journalist. I live in Vermont with my wife. I write near the shores of Lake Champlain. As an author I cast characters in the task of anti-terrorism efforts. The setting for my stories is Canada. My first novel is The Chechen's Revenge, a story of Sean-Guy O'Dwyer-Lariviere and his team of Canadian Anti-terrorism Service agents on the trail of a rebel Chechen, determined to create havoc and death on Toronto's Go Train system. The Chechen's Revenge is now in print and can be ordered online at

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10 comments on “Info about the background picture.
  1. Mel says:

    Isn’t the Crowsnest Highway, Highway 3? Highway 2 runs north-south from Fort Macleod though Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Athabasca, Slave Lake, High Prairie, Peace River Wildlands, Grand Prairie.

    • This writer is a younger brother and he is quite right. I’m embarrassed but I pass it off as poor memory caused by living away from Alberta far too long. The writer has now lived in Alberta far longer than I did when I moved on to different pastures.

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