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    • Standing Up for Food Safety

      Our Conservative government is committed to making food as safe as possible for Canadian families. We are also committed to supporting Canada’s beef industry. Throughout...

    • Fume

      “Fume?” she whispered, audibly. As the recipient of said whisper exiting my colleague’s classroom nodded ever so gently, it piqued my curiosity. I stepped inside...

    • Time for the Queen to pass scepter to Charles

      Seventy-five-year -old Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands recently hung up her scepter and handed over power to her middle-aged son. Her subjects cheered, a few...

    • Beer: The Motion Picture

      Located approximately 100km south of Chestermere is quite possibly the nerdiest town in the province. Yes, gentle reader, I am speaking of the Town of...

    • Perennials for Shady Areas

      Having a shady garden is not the pain in the backside that many people think it is! There are loads of beautiful, easy perennials that...

    • Chestermere is a Community In Bloom!

      Calling all civic pride! The best news I have heard this season is that the folks at the Town of Chestermere are entering the Town...

    • The perils of modern travel

      Some time ago, a friend told me that you need a holiday after a holiday. How true. We have just returned from a five-week marvelous...

    • (Loch)

      Some second cousin eight times removed with a different name, on my father’s side married his sweetheart while stationed in Britain during the war. Later...

    • International Whisky Day

      A very special day has just slipped by on the calendar. No, gentle reader, it’s not my two-week anniversary with that young lady with Pinot-soluble...

    • You Don’t Have The Stones

      Readers in the audience with an archeological bent may wonder how beer was made before the availability of metal brewing vessels. Students of history will...