Les Brost’s upbringing in the rural ranch country of southeastern Alberta provided him with deep respect for community and the environment. His writing and communication skills were honed during his many years of agriculture-related public service. Les’ professional writing has appeared in The Calgary Herald, The Medicine Hat News, Edmontonians Magazine, and other publications. In 2002 and 2004 Les received the Gold Medal Award for writing Canada’s best agricultural and rural interest columns.
Since retiring to Salt Spring after many years of too-short visits, Les divides his time between writing, professional consulting, and volunteer community service.
- The Rural Roots Reader (2002)