Celebrity research partners Stacy Lloyd Brown and Phil Holtby are set to embark on yet another thrilling oceanographic adventure. This time, the two will explore the northerly Aleutian Trench in a luxury submarine privately funded by Edmonton kingpin Joseph Gurba — a media and shipping mogul recently accused of keeping strong ties with the Russian Mafia.
Known for their exploratory prowess, the pair plan to visit some of the darkest and most mysterious regions of the arctic trench.
The long dark of the arctic deep deters most, but for Brown and Holtby, it is a calling they cannot refuse.
“We are secret folk,” says Brown. “Underwater, our secrets are safe.” Holtby has been staring wordlessly at this reporter for ten minutes. Slowly, he drops one heavy eyelid in a long wink.
Brown and Holtby frequently return artistically fulfilled from their excursions. They are known to travel with a functioning recording studio. They often return from trips with new material, which they release through Old Ugly — the media giant at the top of Gurba’s entertainment portfolio.
The pair are the guests of honour tonight at a send-off event hosted by Wunderbar, the swanky Old Strathcona club operated by the nefarious Craig Martell, known for his strong links to smuggling rings operating through publicly unknown oceanic arctic channels. (Tyler Jack Butler)
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