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    • Defiant Malala has a bright future

      Very few teenagers could boast of what 16-year-old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzal, has achieved in her short life. The United Nations has declared July 12...

    • BBQ and Beer

      Your intrepid liquor reporter munched on a lot of BBQ beef buns and slow-roasted pulled pork sandwiches during the many Stampede lunches I attended in...

    • Starting a Fragrance Garden from Scratch

      Fragrance is an essential part of any garden and all really good landscape designs will incorporate this element in some way. It is a scientific...

    • Going Dutch

      There is more to The Netherlands than windmills and little Dutch boys sticking their fingers into dikes. Yes, gentle reader, I am speaking of Dutch...

    • (dawn)

      The ancient peoples who invented rituals to be performed at dawn most definitely didn’t live above the 49th parallel, that vindictive wintery place where malaria...

    • When the phone rings…

      I love to hear innovative and refreshing voices when I dial someone and get a voicemail. A well-thought voicemail greeting can make a positive impact...

    • Q&A with Tricia: Gardening in the long days of summer

      Gardening in the long days of summer can be both fun and rewarding. With most of the garden already planted, it is time to relax...

    • Pushing Back the Flood Waters

      Although the recent flood waters directly affected a very small area in our riding of Crowfoot, our hearts and prayers go out to the folks...

    • Think Globally & Drink Locally

      Canada Day was a more somber affair than usual this year. Rather than a day of Bob & Doug McKenzie jokes about hosers while swilling...

    • Is Canada missing new Scramble for Africa?

      Canada was respected throughout the developing world for the work done through the Canadian Development Agency (CIDA). However, last month the famous name brand of...