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    • 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....

    • Growing native plants

      In the last decade or so, a great deal of interest has developed in growing native plants and flowers. This is a rather fabulous trend...

    • Variety Is The Spice Of Life

      Readers in the audience who were of age in the 1970’s may remember dropping their keys into a bowl when arriving at a party, then...

    • Growing Clematis on the Prairies

      Clematis are often referred to as “Queen of the Vines”. Contrary to popular belief, clematis are not really difficult to grow, even here in Calgary!...

    • Down Under Beer

      Your intrepid liquor reporter was out boozing it up with a cute Kiwi lass, when she suggested stopping at Aussie Rules for a nightcap. For...

    • (Fast)

      One of the most dangerous questions ever is, “How fast will she go?” It’s too bad that all cars, let alone motorcycles, weren’t like my...

    • Mayor’s Message May 2013

      Did you know that the Chestermere Food Bank has seen an increase over Christmas this year that’s well over twice what was asked for last...