Category - Columnists

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

My Throne For An Amarone

I attended one of those snooty wine tasting events recently, and had a rare opportunity to sample an Amarone. For those not in the know, Amarone is often...

Columnists - Leela Aheer

It has been a pleasure serving you

Hello Chestermere-Strathmore readers, It has been a privilege to serve this riding. I have been to your homes, farms, and businesses, seen your kid’s...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Barbera-ians At The Gate

Art, architecture, food, and wine. What’s not to love about Italy? From time immemorial, Italy has been spreading its culture across the world, dating back to...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Absinthe Minded

On a recent night out with the usual suspects, we visited one of those fancy lounges with the $17 cocktails served up by hipster bartenders wearing old-timey...

Columnists - Leela Aheer

Our rural communities’ growth

Hello Chestermere-Strathmore readers. It has been a privilege to see our rural communities’ growth and contribution to Alberta’s economy’s...

Columnists - Elaine and Don Cassidy

My Nasally Nuthatch

Known by a variety of names, the “upside-down bird” in Newfoundland, “tomtit” in Nova Scotia, “cardy bird” in New Brunswick, and “little quank” in Ontario, the...

Columnists - Preston Pouteaux


Some of my best neighbourhood moments happen on warm summer evenings when the sunset lingers long. I slide on my old Crocs, pour a drink, and shuffle down the...

Columnists - Marilyn King

The Iditarod

I recently had coffee with a friend who I hadn’t seen for a while and we marvelled over each other’s vacation pictures from last summer. She had gone with a...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Rhône, Rhône on the Range

The latest shipment from my wine of the month club has just arrived, and I gleefully opened a mixed case of different wines from the famed Rhône Valley of...

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