Youtube Video Channel
The Bragg Creek – Gateway to Kananaskis website has a Youtube video channel. Find it here: www.youtube.com/braggcreek. The channel started Oct 17, 2007. It has 69 videos that have been viewed 366,194 times as of the beginning of July 2018 when this page was published. Many of the videos are organized into Playlists that include: Tech, Travel, Events, Bragg Creek Days, People of Bragg Creek, Bragg Creek and Wildlife.
For a few years the channel videos earned a small income from advertising revenue. But, it was disqualified from the program as it has 470 subscribers and Youtube set a minimum subscription of 1,000 to be eligible to earn advertising income. As it’s taken over 10 years to get the subscribers I have, it’s unlikely I’ll be able to earn income from the videos. That makes it unlikely that I’ll produce more videos. That’s a shame.
That said, if you like the videos and/or you would like to see more, please subscribe.
The options for high speed Internet in rural areas are severely limited. You may be able to get fixed wireless on a local tower or, as shown in this video, you can get a dish installed to connect to a satellite in outer space. This shows the installation of the Xplornet service on the ViaSat-1 satellite.
This Kawasaki 650 is a brute. With a 60-inch Warn tapered blade, a set of Symtec "Heat Demon" hand warmer grips and a block heater, it is now a winterized snow plow that rips through the Canadian winter turning a chore into a joy ride. The block heater is inserted into the cooling system tube. It works.
Spike driving is a traditional skill used to build the trans-continental railroad across Canada beginning in 1881. Like log rolling it is becoming a lost art. Maintenance of way workers still drive spikes on small jobs, but most of the track laying and repair is done using modern technology using machines.
Building a driveway in the foothills of Alberta, means clearing trees and grading a slope. The driveway is about 150 metres long and 3 metres wide. An excavator used a small hoe, a skid steer plough and a compactor. Trucks hauled roots, topsoil and 36 loads of gravel and crushed stone came in from a local quarry.
The Bushnell NatureView is a trail/wildlife photo or 1080P video camera. There are two close-up lenses that allow close-ups of birds 10 inches away. This review looks at the features and functions of the camera. A test field shows samples that demonstrate the capability of the motion sensor and night vision.
This review of the Hypeikon LED "Shoebox" yard or parking lot light has 3 parts: 1. A test of the distance the light illuminates. Both in front of the fixture and to the side. 2. A description of the light and the accessories that come with it 3. A video of the installation I bought the 150 watt model.
Moose mountain stands out to the east of the other Rocky Mountains west of Calgary Alberta. That makes it accessible. It is also just 7,995 ft. tall and you can drive to the trailhead just 1,565 ft. below the summit. The hike is 4.1 km long one-way and you can usually get in and out in about 5 hours.
These critters live in our yard. Well, actually the buck only comes by when it's party time - that is October and November, during the rut, but the females and their offspring live here year-round. I guess they find a safe refuge from the cougars who prey on them. We live on a 5-acre parcel of paradise.
This tour of the art displayed in the lush forest on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada is a melding of Henry Thoreau's "Walden" with sculpture inspired by Marcel Duchamp. It is pointedly critical of our heavy-handed impact on water, the environment in general and on our society.
Life is a work in progress. No one expresses that better than Alvisé. He’s a creative artist, renaissance man and a geek that wound up in Bragg Creek sculpting bees and building environments. He defies categorization. I think this video captures the soul of an artist, in touch with nature and humanity.
The Hamlet got hammered in the flood of 2013, but, five years later, we're back and as good as ever. Lots to see and do here - great food, good times, art and fashions. Gift shops, homes to buy, aboriginal arts and crafts, motorcycle and bicycle sales and services. Health and wellness is a way of life.