By 'Editor, LDSCaNews'
New Heritage Writer at Calgary Herald
CALGARY, AB, CANADA -- Local columnist David Bly was promoted this
week from Deputy Editorial Page Editor at the Calgary Herald to the
newly created position of Heritage Writer.
The new position will require Bly, a native of Magrath, to explore
Calgary's heritage specifically and Alberta's heritage generally. He
will also research the influence various ethnic and religious groups
had in shaping that culture. Such groups include the Latter-day
Saints who populated Alberta's south.
Charles Magrath and his father-in-law, Alexander Galt owned the
Alberta Land and Railway Company. In order for their business to
thrive, they needed settlers, crops and trade. And in order to get
settler in the barren, dry plains of southern Alberta they needed
irrigation. The Latter-day Saints had been irrigating all over Utah
for roughly fifty years by this point, so Magrath and Galt extended
an invitation for the Church to send up settlers. They stayed when
the work was done.
Bly, a member of the Calgary Alberta East Stake, is an accomplished
writer and photographer, having released two photograph collections
("Shadows and Light" and "Journeys Worth Taking") and an
award-winning adolescent novel called "The McIntyre Liar."
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