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    • Any Port in a Storm

      With the fourth wave of the pandemic ramping up quickly, I cautiously squeezed in one more backyard tasting with my double-vaxxed friends in recognition of...

    • When the grand dogs come to stay

      It’s always an interesting experience when dogs come to stay if you have a dog of your own.  Will they get along together or will...

    • Yay For Cabernet

      As the rapid onset of the fourth wave of the pandemic ushers in vaccine passports around the world, several Canadian provincial governments and even private...

    • Third Places

      Throughout this pandemic many of us lived our lives in one place: our home. For me, that meant turning our basement into an office space,...

    • Seniors update: Programs and services

      As we turn the calendar to September, back to school, harvesting the garden, let’s look into the fun of the 32nd Annual Chestermere Country Fair...

    • Rocky View School Board approves 2021-22 Return to School Operational Plan 

      The Rocky View Schools (RVS) Board of Trustees approved the 2021-22 Return to School Operational Plan on Aug. 26.  “Last year was a difficult year...

    • MLA report August 31

      Hello Chestermere Strathmore, I want to send out a couple of thank you’s for some incredible work and events happening around the riding. I am...

    • Around the Table

      As I write this, my BBQ is doing something it has not done in a long time: it’s slow roasting a big piece of meat....

    • Pining For Pinot

      As the nigh-inevitable fourth wave continues its inexorable approach, I gathered my double-vaxxed drinking companions with what we all hoped would not be our final...

    • National Dog Day

      Every year National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26th. This celebration was created in 2004 by Colleen Paige, a Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert...