At 3 a.m. on Jan. 16, a lineup began to form outside of Gypsy Rose Tattoos. A group of nine friends took turns warming up in their vehicles while the others held their place. After six hours of braving the cold, everyone exchanged $20 and a few cans of dog or cat food for an appointment card.
On a cold winter night, 11 children gathered in a warm shed to attend their first day at the Earn-A-Bike and Green Cyclers program with the non-profit organization Two Wheel View.
As of press time, Chris Koch, 32 years old and all but three-feet, six-inches tall, is gallivanting somewhere around Europe. He leaves behind nearly everything in Alberta, including his friends, his family, and his prosthetic legs.