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    • Wings and Beer

      As the global pandemic stretches into its fourth month, I have been cooped up in my home office, toiling away in isolation, without the friendly...

    • MLA report July 16

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore readers: COVID-19 has seen 12.9 million cases, 7 million recoveries and over 500,000 deaths worldwide. What is it like to have the coronavirus?...

    • MLA report July 9

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore! As we all celebrated Canada Day this year in some new and different ways, I was truly touched by the incredible folks that...

    • Language of Possibility

      Each of us has an inner dialogue which can frame how we respond to events and the people around us.  Unfortunately, negative self talk can...

    • Dogs during hot weather

      They say that one of Canadians’ favourite topics of conversation is the weather. Now I’m not suggesting that dogs “chat” about the weather when they...

    • Going Local

      Culture is created, and re-created, locally. It is the people in our community, the people of Chestermere, who can truly appreciate what our city is...

    • BC Bourbon

      Every country has their own style of whisk(e)y.  Scotland has their single malts.  Ireland triple-distills in column stills.  Canada makes whisky from rye grains, and...

    • Bernie’s Buddies

      The article this week is the third in a series of recognizing dog-related charities. If you follow my weekly articles, you will understand not just...

    • MLA report July 2

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore!  It is so wonderful to see many of you enjoying our local parks and open fields, be it to play some baseball, or even to have the children run around outside together. First and...

    • Deeply challenging summer for all

      We are finally into the full swing of summer, and I know things are going to be very different this year. The pandemic and government...