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    • Learning to be around a dog

      If you’ve never had a dog and are about to get one (or more), you are likely feeling both excited (I hope) and, maybe, a...

    • Zin Is In

      As we barrel headlong into overwhelming our hard-working health care workers with record-breaking pandemic infections, I have been doing my part by staying safely isolated...

    • Rediscovering our Neighbours

      Crisis in our culture is unsettling. It upsets many of the daily routines we hold dear, and reshapes what we used to value. The Great...

    • Heritage Trees

      In Lethbridge, Saskatoon, and Medicine Hat I’ve stood below large and old trees looking up in a strange kind of wonder. A dear friend who...

    • MLA report November 19

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore readers, Thank you to the City of Chestermere, and the Town of Strathmore for their wonderful Remembrance Day Ceremonies.  It has been a...

    • I Care For Carménère

      With this accursed pandemic now seeing more than twice the daily infections that locked down the province back in May, I fear that harsher restrictions...

    • US Presidents and their dogs

      As so much attention has been given in the media recently to the presidential election in the US, I thought we should take a look...

    • Joys of walking your dog

      Most people recognize that walking can be very therapeutic but I find that walking with your dog can be so much more.  This morning we...

    • Understanding and Coping with Burnout

      The term ‘burnout’ is typically associated with the workplace; however, it can be applied to other areas of our lives.  It can be a product...

    • Temper Temper Tempranillo

      With the pandemic getting worse every day, I have resigned myself to solo drinking at home, and keep things interesting with one of those wine-a-day...