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    • (wisp)

      She, the whisper fairy, was against merriment of the exciting unethical kind, not that I generally minded. Some days I reflect how it was Mother...

    • Soil Health

      Great plants grow out of healthy soil. Without exception, the are three critical elements to healthy soil: Porosity Physical structure of the soil can be...

    • The Broken Promises, Back-in-Debt Budget

      Last week the government released its budget for 2013-2014. It is a budget littered with broken promises. It will also plunge Alberta back into debt....

    • (clef)

      Haters of music of the variety taught in school take solace in the clef, for it provides the catalyst for mental doodle of daydreams –...

    • Chavez’s demise changes political scenario in Latin America

      Venezuela is mad at Canada. Stephen Harper’s condolence message to the Venezuelan people on the death of their president, Hugo Chavez, didn’t strike the right...

    • Bock This Town

      Do you have March 19 marked in your calendar? Your friendly liquor reporter certainly does. The more devout readers in the audience may recognize March...

    • Grapes of Spain

      When we think of old world wines, it is the holy trifecta of France, Italy, and Spain that usually come to mind. France and Italy...

    • A Farmer’s Nose – Myth Debunked

      The long season of dormancy is officially broken: I walked into our production greenhouses this morning and noticed a wonderful change in the air…I could...

    • (Tank)

      My imaginary pal Feather and his younger brother River fancied fishing in the horse tank, a most unsuitable name, as we didn’t have horses. Cow...

    • Argo misses the Canadian connection

      As expected, the film Argo won Oscar for the best picture. The movie was made by Hollywood to depict the role played by Canada in...