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

Jan
24
2014
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How to cock up a Short Story Competition… Nearly! “Let’s run a short story competition,” I said. “Go for it,” said the fearless Editor, voice as clear as crystal, and as warm as balsamic nectar. And with that I spent the crucial time in such a contest, the endpoint, skating…
Nov
25
2013
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Morris Fudge Morris Fudge is one of the longest serving bus drivers at Diversified. Although he may sound a bit growly at first, getting to know him is a delight. He has a wicked sense of absurdist humour that masks a serious attitude to his job and a safety record…
Nov
25
2013
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Jennifer Quist’s Marvelous Work of Literacy Art You’re reading a book. It’s a damn good book. Your wife comes in and says, “I need you to take out the garbage.” You want to tell her that you already did so, but there is no easy way to express the past…
Aug
22
2013
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Every issue we’ll compare Fort McMurray to another town or city in Canada. The facts will be quirky, off the wall, and quite interesting, just like YMM-ers! How does YMM stack up against… Vancouver
Aug
22
2013
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Hugh from Hu’s Pizza He’s been part of the downtown food establishment for over 20 years. The best kept secret, some would say, and yet hardly anyone knows him by name. He’s Hugh McLennan, owner, operator, cook extraordinaire, and sole staff member at Hu’s Pizza, and he’s here to tell…
Aug
22
2013
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Spending time with… Bill Cosby We were the last in to the private audience and photo shoot with Bill Cosby. We hadn’t planned to be but the combination of arranging a babysitter and crosstown traffic meant we had cut things a bit fine. We shook hands then sat down, one…
May
20
2013
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How does YMM stack up against… Red Deer Every issue we’ll compare Fort McMurray to another town or city in Canada. The facts will be quirky, off the wall, and quite interesting, just like YMM-ers!
May
20
2013
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The regional council, a beginner’s guide MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD IN Alberta on Monday, October 21, 2013. This is an appointment that sets my heart a-singing, and it should do yours as well. On that date we get to judge our council and tell them what we think of…
May
19
2013
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THE EVENT WAS THE GLOBAL ADDRESS SPEAKER SERIES. On her left, Seamus O’Regan of CTV fame. On her right, Newfoundland icon Alan Doyle – lead singer of Great Big Sea and shameless namedropper of Hollywood pals – referred to the lady in the centre as “Your Mayorness” several times and…
Feb
27
2013
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Published in Sports & Recreation
There are a number of reasons why a man might be single and reasonably well off in Fort McMurray. Until recently it was perceived, somewhat unfairly, as a gold rush town; the place where men came to make their fortune, sloughed up to the trough of greed and gargantuan excess…
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