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    All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Keystone Neighbours

      Several years ago my wife and I spent time in France. We traveled to Juno beach where my relatives fought in World War Two to...

    • Six ways to welcome your new neighbour

      This fall in Chestermere we’re expecting that hundreds of new people will be making Chestermere their home. We think they made an excellent choice! For...

    • Kraft Dinner

      A decade ago I lived and studied in Vancouver. Like all of the students I knew, we were on a budget and Kraft Dinner was...

    • Words We Use

      Words have a particular kind of potency. Words are powerful, they can build someone up, or they can tear them down. We have used words...

    • Playbourhood

      As a young eight year old in Regina, Saskatchewan, my best friend and I came up with a plan: we were going to catch our...

    • Deep Waters

      Sunday morning arrived with a crack of lightning and a torrent of worries for many people in Chestermere. Water levels rose and first covered the...

    • Excuse me

      I was recently standing around a neighbour’s kitchen with a number of people I’ve come to know, and enjoy. One of my neighbours proposed a...

    • Messy Neighbourhoods

      Elbow deep in new soil, and tending to bad sun-burns, I’m surprised that gardening has become one of our favourite activities. My wife and I...

    • Bill’s Street

      A friend of mine, Bill, lives in Bowness, Calgary. For years I’ve learned from him the importance, and joy, of living a life engaged with...

    • The New Neighbourliness

      I knew a man who had flown fifty bombing missions during World War 2. He was soft spoken and kind, and rarely talked about his...