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    • Beer Store Blues

      Our fair province of Alberta is the envy of the nation when it comes to the availability of crafty beers. Seasoned boozers may recall the...

    • Smoke and dogs

      Every year in southern Alberta we experience a smoky atmosphere at some point during the summer because of wild fires. Unfortunately this year the smoke...

    • MLA report June 13

      Hello Chestermere! I hope that your garden is growing with the wonderful rain this past week. As everything becomes a beautiful deep green we are...

    • Stop

      This month marks the first time in my life that I’ve been given the gift of a sabbatical. After fourteen years as a pastor I...

    • Township 24

      Faithful readers may recall me waxing poetic about Chestermere’s own Township 24 Brewing, located at 100 Rainbow Road, right beside the dental office. Township 24...

    • MLA report June 6

      Hello Chestermere! I would like to draw your attention to a great article by Franco Terrazzano, Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, in the...

    • Party People

      About five years ago a group of near-strangers in my neighbourhood did something unusual. They blocked off a road, hauled out a barbecue, inflated a...

    • Personal space and time

      One of the many things that change once you get a dog is personal space and time. Pre-dog you’d be able to lie in bed...

    • That time of year

      Those dog days of summer are just around the corner, although as always in Alberta the corner may be a longer bend than we would...

    • It’s A Dog’s Life in Boston

      Faithful readers may have recall that the three largest brewers in Canada are all owned by foreign conglomerates, as the drinks industry continues consolidating towards...