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    • The Hot Topic this Week is: Now it’s time to come together.

      There is an African proverb that teaches us “If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.” ...

    • Sipping Sardinia

      The first snowfall of the season over Thanksgiving weekend may have signaled the end of my socially distanced outdoor fourth wave boozing with friends, so...

    • What Are We Fighting For?

      It is election season and we can see the temperature rising. Many comments sections in social media circles have been heated to exhaustion by those...

    • MLA report October 19

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore readers I know that by the time you read this, our municipal election will be finished. I want to take this opportunity to...

    • The impact of touch on a puppy

      Common sense and numerous research projects over the years show us that the act of touching (or stroking) a dog is beneficial for our well...

    • Transparency & Accountability – Has it been delivered?

      The Hot Topic this Week is: Transparency & Accountability – Has it been delivered? During this election campaign one thing has become rather clear to...

    • Swords Into Plowshares

      Often the vision we have of gardeners are round-brimmed hats on kindly retirees with a packet of seeds in one hand and a geranium in...

    • Why am I being followed?

      You’ve fallen over it. You’ve tripped over it. You’ve accidentally rammed your chair into it. We’ve all done it, it being your dog. So why...

    • Pinotage in the Garage

      As the fourth wave of the pandemic rages on, my only human interaction has been sitting on a lawn chair in front of the open...

    • MLA report October 5

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore What an amazing week around the riding. I am always so blown away by the wonderful, thoughtful, and giving folks that live here....