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Telling Edmonton’s stories one photo and one conversation at a time. Shayne Woodsmith is a photographer and an award-winning writer.

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“Jamaica on the beach. I’m tired of this weather,” he says,...
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“Jamaica on the beach. I’m tired of this weather,” he says,...
“Jamaica on the beach. I’m tired of this weather,” he says, chuckling. “Sitting on the beach, I don’t know what I’d be drinking but I’d be having jerk chicken or jerk beef, I could eat that stuff all day … I actually got married in Jamaica, did an all-inclusive, just went with about thirty friend...
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“I’m going to the hockey game tonight. It’s going to be awesome...
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“I’m going to the hockey game tonight. It’s going to be awesome seeing how united we all are. It doesn’t matter where you’re from … It’s my first time being here, in Edmonton, since we made the playoffs—I wasn’t here in 2006, so I’m really excited … we haven’t been doing so great for the last few...
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“If I could look back on my life and know that I made a...
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“If I could look back on my life and know that I made a difference for animals, I would count that as a successful life. Nothing in my life makes me happier than hanging out with animals—all animals. My cat—I love my cat. He’s a character. From the time I was ten years old … we got a Dalmatian, h...
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“His name is Diesel. I’ve had him for six years....
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“His name is Diesel. I’ve had him for six years....
“His name is Diesel. I’ve had him for six years. He’s a Boston terrier pug cross. So he’s a bit taller and he doesn’t have those problems breathing. I got him from a friend—went over to see him and fell in love.”
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“Is there anything that worries you about 2017?”“Yes. How much...
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“Is there anything that worries you about 2017?”“Yes. How much...
“Is there anything that worries you about 2017?”“Yes. How much time do you have?” She laughs and says, “I am worried about our values as a society and I am worried about what the definition of truth is for many people and how we can uphold truth in a way that’s common for all of us. Truth is some...
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“Here’s a picture of something amazing I made. I spent twenty...
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“Here’s a picture of something amazing I made. I spent twenty...
“Here’s a picture of something amazing I made. I spent twenty years in Jasper. The chef there told us that the menu was his but he’d let us come up with the feature menu and he would keep on what sold well … I call it chocolate fettuccini. It’s just chocolate shaped through a pasta cutter, served...
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“Is there anything you wish you could do over in your...
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“Is there anything you wish you could do over in your...
“Is there anything you wish you could do over in your life?”“Yeah, find a winning lottery ticket. Other than that, no, not really. I’ve had a pretty good life I think.”“I’ve been in restaurants thirty-one years and the money isn’t really there unless you own the place. I’ve done everything you ca...
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“There’s only one thing I would do differently. I regret the...
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“There’s only one thing I would do differently. I regret the...
“There’s only one thing I would do differently. I regret the anger I took out in my alcoholic universe toward my abusive upbringing, on innocent people. Because I didn’t know any better. The best shock I got was going to the bar thirty days later with the same group of people, sitting there sober...
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“When I heard Van Halen for the first time, I knew I wanted to...
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“When I heard Van Halen for the first time, I knew I wanted to play that kind of music … I remember I was playing ping pong at the time. I learned how to play the guitar in my teens. I had it in me, but I didn’t know it yet.““Do what your parents told you,” he says, chuckling. “My dad always said...
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“I’m a business-minded guy. I have a small online business and...
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“I’m a business-minded guy. I have a small online business and I’m hoping to expand more. I do it just part-time. A bunch of my friends in the Philippines started this and they convinced me to start a business online. I have some skin products from Asia that are shipped here. I get them from Hong...
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