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    • Mayor’s Message July 2013

      The flooding devastation in June has brought about a number of questions from residents. I’d like to take the opportunity to shed some light on...

    • (rind)

      Alcohol has the ability to remove the rind of the mind, that outer layer of protection and shells we place there to feel safe from...

    • Crowfoot’s Minister of State (Finance)

      At the outset of this News Column, I want us all to think about the people of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec following the tragic train derailment and...

    • Ten Flowering Trees

      When it comes to planting a tree in your yard, many people would like something that blooms; here are a few of Cobblestone’s top picks...

    • 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...