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    • Mayors Message – July 2013

      While Chestermere wasn’t directly impacted by the flooding disaster that hit so many of our neighbours we did feel some of the panic and uncertainty...

    • All that ends well on turban suspension

      As a former soccer player, I must applaud FIFA ruling allowing Sikh children to wear turbans when playing the game. It must have taken guts...

    • High Waters at Highwood

      Despite the dire warnings of my Sunday-school teacher, who warned me away from the licentious lifestyle of liquor and loose ladies, I do not believe...

    • (huff)

      Huffs are almost necessary in the unwavering practise of ahimsa. (Sanskrit for non-violence, the Gandhian choice of warfare weaponry, whereby the war advocates truly can’t...

    • Small Trees

      A growing concern in many residential areas and towns is the desire to plant trees, but something that doesn’t grow too overly large or take...

    • (Host)

      I don’t have the mouth, voice endurance, will, compulsiveness, or spontaneity to be a radio talk-show host. The one time I called in I almost...

    • Calgary copes with flood-ravaged city

      Most of us are lucky that we haven’t seen or experienced wars, but what Calgary and southern Alberta residents went through was no worse than...

    • Ginger Beers for Ginger Dears

      The world can be an unpredictable place for those who are red of of hair. Sometimes they get burned at the stake for witchcraft, and...

    • (Tuba)

      The kids in band class who choose the tuba must be verging on insecurity, insanity, and reverse introversion. Like the irony of giant men in...

    • Paying tribute to all fathers

      Hope everyone had a great Fathers’ Day – a day to show appreciation for fathers and father figures. Father figures are stepfathers, fathers-in-law, guardians (e.g....