KEVIN THORNTON

KEVIN THORNTON

A little about KEVIN THORNTON

Kevin has been writing for YMM since the first issue. Many of his articles have been pseudonymous, hidden behind the tags Keyano writer or YMM staff. Kevin has been a columnist for many years, working for some of the leading newspapers of the world, including the New York Times and the Devon Dispatch.

All posts by KEVIN THORNTON

Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
Published in Features
The 4th of October 1965, Day One – The ‘Alberta Vocational Centre, Fort McMurray’ (AVC), opened its doors and prepared to welcome the hordes of students eager to learn, thirsty for knowledge and excited to prepare for a future in the most dynamic new industry in the world. There were…
Dec
04
2014
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
Christmas is Forgiving Christmas is not always seen as a time for atonement. Joy, yes; family, almost certainly. Greed? Maybe that too.
Oct
01
2014
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
A Philosophy on A**holes PADDY DIED IN A FIRE. IT WAS A TERRIBLE tragedy and he was burnt almost beyond recognition. To save his wife the pain of identifying the somewhat crispy remains, the coroner asked for his two lifelong friends Mick and Willy to come down to the morgue…
Oct
01
2014
Volume
-
Published in Business & Oilsands
I’d been talking to John for about 15 minutes for this article, discussing a bit about his history, the reason he came to Fort McMurray nearly 40 years ago, his family. A lot of this discourse inevitably centred round his donated work and time. There may be someone in the…
Jul
26
2014
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
Were You Born On The Sun? THE WEATHER OUT THERE TODAY IS HOT and shitty with continued hot and shitty in the afternoon. Tomorrow a chance of continued crappy with a pissy weather front coming down from the north. Basically, it’s hotter than a snake’s ass in a wagon rut.…
Jul
26
2014
Volume
-
Published in Features
REX MURPHY IS A VERY FUNNY MAN. Behind the mask of erudite political commentary he is an observer who delights in exposing the ridiculous and the idiotic. Speaking at the Leading the North conference held in May here in YMM he poked and prodded at many of the sacred cows…
May
29
2014
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
Flights of Fancy FLYING IS A NECESSARY EVIL. It is the means to get somewhere in as speedy and uncomfortable a manner as possible. I hate it; loathe, detest, abhor, despise it. These and many other words spew from the thesaurus in my head whenever I think about having to…
Mar
27
2014
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
More than mere lip service to Canada’s First Environmental Poet HE IS ONCE AGAIN ONE OF THE GREAT unsung Canadian Literary Heroes, yet in his time Robert William Service was a successful lyricist, an award winning novelist and a poet who made over $100,000 off his first published collection, in…
Jan
25
2014
Volume
-
Published in Features
"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow. General opinion is starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. Seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not…
Jan
24
2014
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
… Suzanne Anderson Originally from Halifax, like many others Suzanne came here for the opportunities. Having previously travelled for her IT job throughout Alberta, she knew what was possible out here, if you wanted to work. And Suzanne did. She still does.
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